Facebook kindly reminded me that two years ago, we were on a family vacation.
The pandemic put a hold on our family tradition to travel during March Break.
March Break has also been deferred this year until April to help curb COVID cases, so T is in school this week.
We’re very grateful to be safe so absolutely no complaints here. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t longing to be somewhere far away from home.
So here’s a short walk down memory lane to March Breaks past with T.
2018 – Caribbean Cruise
The hubby and I used to do more adventurous trips pre-parenthood but with a young and very hyperactive child, we knew to take it easy.
So we went on a cruise – and we all loved it.
It was a very relaxed trip and T loved the waterpark at the top of the ship.
We did one off-ship day trip to a nice beach resort at Turks and Caicos and T got his first Caribbean beach experience.
I will always remember T’s look of wonder as he approached the water with hesitation and then his face transformed into joy once he knew the water was ok.
One of my favourite memories was during a formal night dinner. We had just started to potty train T and I took him to the bathroom.
On the way back, he proudly announced repeatedly to everyone in the dining room that he had used the potty!
T still talks about the trip. While we likely won’t do another cruise for a while – potentially being stuck on an infected ship for weeks doesn’t seem appealing – it’s nice to look back at our memories.
2019 – Mexico
T was very excited about this trip.
So on the day of departure, when I told him at 5 a.m. that it was time to get up, he shot up from bed. Half awake, he bumped right into a wall.
This was an even lazier trip of doing absolutely nothing.
It was T’s first resort experience and he enjoyed lounging by the pool and we let T have all the cold fruity drinks he wanted and didn’t fuss about the sugary consequences afterwards.
One night, in the middle of the night, T woke up and told me that he loved me. I told him I loved him too and two seconds later, he puked his dinner all over me.
I still remember the smell of French fries mixed with vomit. Thankfully, he wasn’t sick – just had a lot of love and indigestion to share!
T very recently asked the hubby and I, “When coronavirus goes away, can we go back to Mexico?”
We all agreed that we will do another family vacation when we are able to safely do so. It gives us something to feel hopeful about.