One night on vacation, I was picking up toys out of the tub and placing them all around the edges of the tub when suddenly I stepped back... looked at the tub all lined with toys and began to chuckle. I thought to myself "my how things have changed."
To many of you moms, the following statements will be a trip down memory lane. For Lee and I - they are comical and sweet all wrapped together.
Beach Trips THEN and NOW:
- FROM a tub lined with candles TO a tub lined with toys.
- FROM sand in my toes TO sand in my..... bathing suit.
- FROM choosing a swimsuit that Lee would think was cute TO choosing a swimsuit with the best coverage for holding, swimming and running after a baby.
- FROM relaxing strolls along the beach TO literally pulling a wagon with a baby in it along the beach.
- FROM choosing a nice restaurant TO "oh we can't go there, it has white table cloths -- look for somewhere that has an outdoor sandbox and a good kids menu."
- FROM laying out on the beach ALL day TO up and down from the condo for nap times.
- FROM only dipping in the water to cool off TO sitting where the waves crash for hours because that's where the baby wants to be.
- FROM just getting the night started at 9 pm TO retiring for the day.
- FROM wiping sweat TO wiping snot.
- FROM looking through clean, glass balcony doors TO looking through face/finger smudged balcony doors.
- FROM complaining about have to pay a security deposit TO Lee saying "yeah, we probably won't get that deposit back" as Miller breaks the remote, slams into the glass doors (with the helmet on) and throws his toys on the glass coffee table - all within 10 minutes.
We cannot wait to take Malachi to the beach. We discussed him often while we were there! We imagined him and Miller playing together. I hope Malachi is a better "beach napper" than Miller (who just plain refused to sleep on the beach). Below are some pictures of us doing everything in our power to get that child to sleep so we could enjoy the sun!
Yes... that is Lee pulling Miller along the beach :) We actually took a really long stroll pulling him. We all enjoyed it! The wagon was easy to pull on the packed sand.
Like I said.... life is different :)) but RICHER!