on holidayPosted: March 12, 2014
it’s been three days since our supposedly relaxing 4-day beach holiday and I’m still recovering from exhaustion.
I’ve been looking forward to this trip with friends for months. I had visions of lying on white sand, of blue skies overhead, of catching up with friends. it would be roque’s first major out-of-town trip and I was excited to watch him discover and explore sand. I imagined him playing by the water, absorbed by the wonder of the waves, the sun gently turning his fair skin golden brown.
well, let me tell you, none of these things happened. none.
the resort we stayed at had a small strip of white sand right at its doorstep which appeared for a few hours each day during low tide, and it was all the sand I ever saw during those four days. you can bet I never once laid down on it.
other than traveling and staying in one house together, our friends and my family might as well have gone on two very different trips.
they went island hopping everyday and did all the things I looked forward to –clear skies, white sand, blue water.
alvin and I, on the other hand, stayed at the resort and made sure our 10-month-old took his naps and drank his milk, which sounds very responsible and commendable until you’re the one left behind while everyone else worked on their tan.
and nappies, we changed a lot of nappies.
so, no, it wasn’t the best holiday I’ve gone on, thank you for asking.
the little boy, on the other hand, seemed to have had a good time.
captain hook’s red parrot inn. kaputian, samal island – http://www.redparrotinn.com/
bahay ni tuding. davao city – http://www.bahaynituding.com/