Is there anything better than a baby falling asleep on your chest? Now imagine that on one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches. One of my favorite experiences in life is when I can settle down enough and my babies can settle down enough to doze off together. The set-up here at Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos was just what we needed this summer for a lot of rest and relaxation.
The other day my son said to me, “Mom, at home you’re always so busy. That’s why I like vacation. You and dad just hang out.” Buddy, me too! At home, there’s always something the has to be done. On vacation, everything stops! The computer, blackberry, iphone and TV’s are off (or at least well hidden). The “to do” list is gone and we just get to be together. I crave that time with my kids. In a good economy or bad, it’s something that as a busy family, we simply have to carve out. It doesn’t even matter where we go, but just that we’re out of our house. Now that my kids are old enough to articulate what it means to them, it’s even more valuable.
For me, when I look at this picture, I remember to take a deep breath and for a moment, slow down and try to connect in the same way we do when we’re on vacation.
This photo is part of Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday.