We got to the beach on Saturday, ready for a full week of family fun. We got back home Tuesday night. If you’re good at math (or are capable of counting to seven) you’ll notice that we were NOT there for a full week. Why ever did we leave early, you ask? Well, the reasons are two-fold: 1) the weather and 2) Brody. Our first two days were gorgeous, then the good ‘ole hurricane brewing in the Gulf came into play, and sent lots of gloomy rain to the coast of South Carolina. The forecast was not so great, with the weather folks predicting rain for the rest of the week. Our plan was for a very inexpensive vacation, spending our days on the beach and eating at the beach house, not spending lots of money on indoor activities/shopping. Add to that, Hurricane Brody, and things were really looking less-than-favorable. He was a total grouch. To the point where we were about to lose our minds. He was obviously getting sick with a stuffed up nose and a dry cough, so we couldn’t really blame him. His typical toys were not there, we had no swing or Jumperoo for entertainment, so it was either hold him 24 hours a day or be miserable. So, after we realized we were facing four more days homebound with a screaming baby, we made the logical decision: to get the heck out of there!
It is worth noting that we did NOT pay for our hotel for a week- my parents own a condo on the beach, so we are able to use it for free. Otherwise, our butts would have been camped out in the rainy weather, regardless!! We did feel guilty because Knox was having such a great time, so we vowed that if we came home, we’d give him a great vacation in our own town. So far, so good! After a very loud drive back home (Brody slept for 45 minutes, then screamed for the other two hours… it was awesome), we got some much-needed rest and Brody was instantly happier. Maybe he’s just a homebody!
Yesterday, we took Knox to the local bouncy place to jump on all the fun inflatables. We’d never been there before, and he had a fantastic time. Today, we went swimming at my parents’ house, and he had a blast! That kid knows no fear when it comes to water and with his puddle jumper on, he jumps in, dunks under, and really never gets tired of swimming.
While Knox has fun, we’re trying to help Brody feel better. We do not want him sick for his surgery next week! Even though we left the beach, we are still thoroughly enjoying our time off together, from the comfort of our own home.
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