|You know something is up, when you want to do this each morning to the same beach vendors that act as if they never saw you a day in their lives. For the record, we truly stand out like sore thumbs, nearly impossible to mix us up and not notice.|
|You know something is up when you can finish a total stranger's conversation over and over.|
|You know something is up when getting out of bed and all you ask is, are we going to swim, bike, eat or eat, bike, swim?|
This is Mike...
We are slowly losing our perception. Maybe our neurons are being swept into the sea with the low tide never to return? Or maybe we just need a bit more stimuli? Thankfully, we have decided it was the later and have decided to leave the beach for a while and head to the Belizian Highlands for a change of scenery. On Sunday, we will head out after 3 weeks on the beach. We had tons of fun but the girls want to see different things. I am happy that we decided as a family to leave when the time was right, rather than waiting for one of us to lose it.
|An example of losing it. (Do not attempt this as home, used as a visual aid only)|
We have made some observations during our time on the beach:
- Elise and I, are far too buoyant in the ocean.
- When kids accidentally swallow salt water they sound like cats trying to remove a hair ball.
- Never order a Jugo de Pinas (pineapple juice) in front of a 6 year old. Zoe immediate laughed and loudly said, "My daddy said penis!" at the dinner table. (true story)
- The cheaper the beer the more I drink (also a true story)
- Don't mess with your child's view of reality. Sierra and Zoe found a shell which Zoe thought was a Shark's tooth. I said it looks like a vampire tooth. My daughter's looked me square in the eyes and said, "vampires aren't real!" Then they promptly turned their backs on me and continued playing Beach Fairies with powers. (I guess I am not as hip to them as I thought).
- Finally, making kids fish used paper out of a toilet one time can immediately change their behavior. Funny how that works.