Monday, June 23, 2014

Life's a Beach

Well, hello there, strangers!  I'm back from my coastal sojourn and trying to catch up on everything that didn't get accomplished while I was frolicking in the sand.  We had a wonderful time, though I have to say that traveling with a toddler isn't exactly what one would call "relaxing".  It was truly a treat to have some time alone with the Hubs and the Muffin Man, though, so it was definitely a much needed respite.

The weather in Laguna was absolutely spectacular - hot in the sun with a cool breeze - and my two boys had a great time digging sand castles and swimming in the ocean.

I will tell you that Chris and I spent a lot of time laughing about how much our lives have changed since we became parents.  Prior to welcoming Noah into the fold, we used to wake up around 11am, read the New York Times cover-to-cover, head to the beach for a lazy afternoon of sun tanning and cocktails, which was followed up with a romantic dinner and a nightcap.  Oh, and of course, lots of sex (which is how we ended up on vacation with a toddler in the first place, natch).  It's a good thing we had six of years of that before we became parents because those days are over.  And I mean O-V-E-R.  We never even set foot inside the lobby bar, we couldn't go out to eat because we had no childcare, and we were sharing a room with a small child who kept waking up every few hours, so I'll leave you to guess how much romantic "alone time" we had.

Here's the thing, though: we had a really fun time.  Yes, it's different and no longer involves sex, cocktails and uninterrupted reading time, but it's awesome to see your child experience playing in the ocean for the first time.  Though I certainly wouldn't have complained if we'd gotten a little more sleep.

All I can say is thank goodness for room service coffee.  

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