No Ordinary Love
I am so exhausted from jet lag and although Luca naps, he is still very much ON most of the time and I have been a little worn down. I'm definitely a Type A personality who just wants to go, go, go and do, do, do and having my son on this trip has forced me to slow down a bit. I simply can't do 20 things with my baby in tow and that's fine.
A friend of mine that lives out here reached out to me because we were supposed to do dinner with the friend I am staying with on Saturday night and at the moment she was reaching out, I was at the LA Zoo with Luca. First, she mentioned that she was surprised I brought him and didn't leave him home with his father. Right of course because that's what most parents do, vacation solo and leave the kid(s) with the other parent. LOL! Then, she asked what I had planned to which I responded that I didn't have much planned. We were going to order in after the zoo and maybe head to the park. Perhaps the beach tomorrow and Saturday evening, I had a nanny watching him so it would be one evening off but it would be an early evening because nannies aren't free so I already start the evening off. X dollars in the hole.
She told my other friend this wasn't much of a vacation. This made me laugh a little and then, I had to realize things from her perspective. She is single with no children. Yes, I can understand how the point of vacation is going out and partying for her. However, for me, vacation is not working and spending time with my baby boy. I work full-time and he is in daycare. I rarely see him, just a few hours each day. On vacation and weekends, I get the full mom experience and albeit challenging at times, it is an experience I throughly enjoy and cherish. He is already growing so quickly and doing so much and before I know it, he will be grown and looking down on me. GASP!
Needless to say, I cherish the amount of quality time I am getting with my son and couldn't ask for a better vacation.
What is your perfect vacation?