How do mothers do it with kids and beach days?
Long gone are the times when I used to look like I had jumped out from a fashion shoot of a beach wear magazine.
Well, apart from the extra weight I have accumulated over the years comes the fact that what used to be my getaway and my happy moment has turned into one of the most stressful things I can do.
All the packing and the running around behind Alicia to put her sun block on before leaving the house ends up taking so much time that we lose half of our day.
After trying not to forget anything I am supposed to have with me so I don’t need to spend a lot of unnecessary money on things already lying around somewhere at home we hit the road and since Alicia likes sand that means it’s usually half an hour’s drive at least.
Arriving there, my bundle of joy is most probably cranky (which is not joyful at all) for it is time for her nap hence ends up nagging for me to carry her on top of all the luggage I already have on me.
Now well rested, we hit the waters to play and have some quality time but instead we face a nightmare of screaming and kicking for Alicia is scared of swimming if not in the pee pool.
So we switch activities and decide to build a sand castle which is her favorite thing in the world where the joy on her face fills my heart up until a child decides to come and take part in the building process and borrows one of her pieces and oh boy my little girl knows how to scream!
Now October has come, and no matter how much I wish I live in some equatorial country where I could hit the waves anytime a year, reality is autumn has fallen and it is now 6 months before I get to dip my toes in the Mediterranean sea…
Alicia is growing at such a fast pace that even I who sees her everyday cannot seem to keep up so I sort of feel that with the seasons coming up there will be more changes than simply the degrees shown on our thermometers.
Maybe my baby girl will be a young lady by next summer otherwise how will I be able to enjoy the sunny days with my beautiful Alicia where she and I can both be happy with all that hassle included?