We took the babies to the beach for a quick trip right after Christmas. The island was empty and foggy and so dreamy. We did a lot of sitting around, eating, and not a whole lot of anything else.
Mimi bought Hayden a "grown up coloring book"...not like adult content (I'm sure you can actually buy those) but one of those ones with the really intricate flower and paisley designs. Coloring those tiny designs with markers and then the fancy schmancy Prismacolors Mimi bought them took up most of their down time. We were telling Hayden she had to take care of her new colored pencils because we were pretty sure there were art majors in college who didn't have the big Prismacolor set yet.
(Just a side example of the kinds of things they say that make me laugh....the other day Livi and I were talking about diversity and how it's cool that we all look differently, talk differently....and she offered these sage words of wisdom. "Momma, you know everyone is the same? No matter what color your skin is, or your eyes are...no matter what. We are all the same on the inside. Even Donald Trump probably. And he's orange.")
I love having the kids off school for holiday, and not just because I love sleep so much I could cry. Also because I kinda like hanging out with them every day. When they went back last week it was sad. They're my little friends now. I love their little words and ideas and stories and watching the way their little minds work on a day to day basis. If I wasn't 143% sure I'd snap and have a mental breakdown, I might actually consider "online learning" (Livi saw a commercial on TV once and wondered why they couldn't just stay home and do that)
I'm glad we decided to go down for a few days during their break....it makes me happy to be down there when no one else is and the town is totally asleep. It makes me feel like it's our little secret, but mainly we like not having to wait at restaurants, because: priorities.