Last week, I wrote in anticipation of a trip away to Puerto Rico with my husband — without kids. While excited to get away, I was stressed to leave my kids. As predicted, as soon as the plane took off out of Philadelphia, I started to feel much more relaxed.
So fast forward to arriving in Puerto Rico. Imagine a Mom and Dad alone in a tropical paradise, no kids and several kid-free days ahead of them. What do they do with themselves?
All I had envisioned was sitting myself in a lounge chair by the pool or beach and not leaving for several days. While there’s a vast array of day trips available in Puerto Rico, I figured we’d only do one or two things and spend the time relaxing.
And we did. But. I’m such a Mom now. While I did worry at times that I was to become a permafixture on the chaise lounge because I was sitting there so long, I found I can no longer just sit and relax with ease the way I used to.
For the first few days, I was especially restless and kept asking hubby if we should go take a day hike in the rainforest or something. (To which he looked at me like I had four heads)
We did enjoy several walks and worked out every day. In addition to that, we spent a half day strolling and then having dinner in Old San Juan which is just beautiful. But I find I can’t just sit and sun bathe for hours on end anymore the way I used to. I found myself watching kids in the beach and wanting to help them build a sand castle. It’s a little bit crazy, right?
Side note, I managed to read the latest installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series which is vampire smut at it’s best and such a perfect pool side read. Had to make a note of it because it’s what’s displaying on my Kindle there – gotta love it!