I’ve mostly readjusted to being home…after a road trip with my friend Carrie, two of her kids (ages 5 and 6), and Matthew (age 8). We went to the Jersey Shore for a few days and had a blast! The kids had never been to the ocean before, so it was a lot of fun watching them experience that for the first time. On the way home, Carrie and I contemplated whether or not anyone will believe us when we tell them how great the trip was…no one had a meltdown, everyone was happy, and we even found a place to eat that the kids and adults all loved!
When I got home, these flip flops were waiting for me. I’m beyond excited about these. I have been wanting grounding flip flops for a few years, but I never found any that looked good until now. I thought I had a post about getting grounded (electrically speaking), but I can’t find it, so I’ll write one this week and talk about why I’m so excited to wear these flip flops (and one of the reasons I love the beach).
Here are a few pics from our trip:
We left at 6am, and thought the kids would probably sleep for some of the 6 hour drive…but they didn’t! They talked, played, and giggled the entire way!
The boys did not have much fear of the ocean at first (even though we tried to explain why it’s important to be careful), until Matthew got clobbered by a wave…then they were more cautious (and I was glad).
After dinner on Thursday, we were walking around, and Carrie wanted to get a picture of the kids standing under the sign for the resort. She told them to go stand under the sign, and Kyle and Marion took off running…the opposite direction. We had no idea where they were going until they stopped right by the stop sign. We decided to go with it, and sent Matthew over to join them. In the future, we’ll specify which sign we want a picture under 🙂
I haven’t traveled with kids in a long time, and aside from not having wine to accompany my dinner, it wasn’t too much different. The kids really entertained themselves with the ocean and the pool, and I did a lot of sitting with my feet in the sand (exactly what I would have done even without the kids being there!). It was great for me to travel with a friend that I’m so comfortable with—we’re so much alike that there was no compromising needed, and it was great for Matthew to have travel companions (that are kids) so he didn’t have to just hang out with grown-ups.
This week, I’ll catch up on work, and then catch a flight Friday morning to Cali—I have TRX training in LA on Sunday, and my cousin says we’ll do a wine tour in Malibu on Saturday. Sounds good to me!
What are you up to?
Do you ever try to “get grounded?”