Despite the fact that the day-to-day chores don't take a vacay, it's still pretty relaxing. Here's how we roll at the beach:
6:45am: Without fail, Davis wakes up.
I give him some Fruit Loops/Lucky Charms/Apple Jacks (a beach treat) and turn on the TV. Then I brew the coffee, and watch an episode of Pretty Little Liars on the iPad.
7:45am: Ava wakes up. Sometimes it's earlier. She is groggy. Always. She can barely open her eyes and looks like she has slept for days. She's not a morning person, but she can't stand it if she knows Davis and I are up without her.
8:30am: If I'm feeling ambitious and it's not too hot, I go for a run. Today, it was a walk. I don't like the bright morning sun burning into me, so I often think it's too sunny/hot/late for a run. Lazy. The other day, I walked, and this was my view:
|Tons and tons of pelicans|
|You can cross the inlet from Litchfield to Pawleys at low tide.|
1:30: Lunch. We eat a little late here. Then the kids rest. I don't know how this started, but they just assume that they have rest time after lunch at the beach, and they don't even fight me on it. It usually involves each of them having an iPad. Used to be, Davis always fell asleep. Now, not so much. Today, for instance, is our 5th day here, and he has not napped at all. He was falling apart right before lunch, so I am really hoping he sleeps.
2:00 - until my luck runs out: I often head to the beach by myself. Then, depending on how rest time has gone, the kids come on out.
5ish: Bath/wind down time
6:45: Dinner. We usually eat in, but I have no idea what we're having tonight and I don't want to to go the store again, so we may go out. Once again, this will depend on if Davis falls asleep this afternoon or not.
8-9: Kids in bed. Relax time for the grownups. And then sleep.