Sep 13, 201208:16 AMNine Months... and Counting
Tales from a Mom-to-be
Sun, sand and swim diapers?
It is nearing the end of my week-long vacation at the Outer Banks, N.C., and I am quickly realizing that this is my last beach vacation without a child.
The 1 a.m. bedtime won’t be an easy task to accomplish when a baby will be waking me throughout the night and into the wee hours of the morning.
There will be sand in more places than I even want to think about, and my car will be stuffed to the brim with extra junk I probably won’t need. I am excited and terrified all at the same time for the next chapter in life which includes vacationing with a kiddo.
I quite enjoy sleeping in and doing nothing all day if that is what I so choose to do! I also enjoy not being covered head to toe in sand and having it in my bathing suit. I’m not an ocean swimmer, so I really enjoy not being forced to sit at the beach if I don’t want to.
From experience though, I am pretty confident kids LOVE the sand and most enjoy the thrill of wave jumping. Thankfully, Bean Pole tolerates those things much more than I. It doesn’t make it any less scary for me though.
Kids and vacation go hand-in-hand. I’ve heard some of my friends say upon returning from a trip that they need a vacation to recover from their vacation. Is it that bad? Parents, what have been the biggest things to change for you while vacationing with your little ones? Any suggestions for a successful and enjoyable trip?