March 14, 2011 by Marj Hatzell
It was glorious.
Sixty hours came and went faster than I could blink my eyes but every blessed second of it was worth it.
We had spa treatments, slept like babies, ate nice dinners, enjoyed walks on the beach, watched the sunset, viewed the beach from rockers on our private balcony and came back to our room one night to turn down service and a bottle of champagne with cheeses and fruit.
In short, we were pampered.
In short, it was just what I needed.
In short, I’m paying for it now (Bugaboo woke up at 2am and never went back down) but it was totally worth it. And with daylight saving this weekend, I’m totally screwed (like, he prolly won’t sleep for a week) but again, it was worth it. Just to have a little break. Just to have some time alone with my husband. Just to get ten hours of sleep in one night. Just to decide when and where we wanted to go, go into shops where things break easily and not worry about whether or not my kid was breaking them.
We stayed in a lovely, quiet beach community in a cozy and charming resort hotel. We did grown up things. We had a king size bed and a marble shower. We went wine tasting. We sat in the lounge and listened to music. We chatted with adults. We walked around shops and sipped cappuccino. We stopped to pet doggies (sorry, girls, we cheated on you). We watched the ferry go across the bay. We decided to do things, changed our minds and did something else instead and it was ALL OK.
And I look forward to doing it again someday. Eventually. I hope.
All I have to say is I have the best family in the world for helping me out and staying with my kids. They totally rock.
Now excuse me, I’m going back to bed while the kids are still at school.