We’re under a week until Chris is supposed to leave now.
Since Chris is taking this leave, we decided to take advantage of it and take a short vacation of sorts to a military “resort” here on the island. We spent Monday and Tuesday night in a hotel room right on the beach.
It was so nice to get away and say “yes” to everything instead of “no” all the time.
“Mom, can we have popcorn?” (at 8 am)
“Can we watch a movie?”
“Can we eat Cookie Crisp for breakfast?”
“Can we play mini golf in the rain?”
Such a nice break from having to be the responsible parent all the time.
We did things like eat ice cream after supper each night.
Walked on the beach in the evening.
It was clouding up, and it made for a very dramatic scene.
Lounged in bed.
Though it’s probably not much of a novelty for Blythe to lie around a lot.
Went to the beach first thing in the morning.
And played in the water.
And ran from the waves.
It wasn’t exactly warm enough to be soaked by the icy water and play on the beach.
But they enjoyed it.
Chris I and did not swim. Here’s mostly the kind of thing we did.
We even took a peek at the second beach there. The resort is on a thin peninsula, so there is a beach on each side. This beach, while beautiful, had a lot more coral and would have required water shoes, which we didn’t have with us.
We even wore swimsuits around the hotel room at breakfast time.
We plan on doing this again when Chris comes back. I hope it feels just as magical next time.