This past weekend my husband and I decided to be spontaneous. Or as spontaneous as you can be with an almost 2 year old in tow. We took Friday off of work and decided to head north for a little beach vacation…just the three of us. So, insert all of our glorious vacation photos here. Or not.
Turns out? Traveling with an almost 2 year old is dang near impossible.
A lot of things worked against us for this trip. It poured rain the day we arrived….and seeing as though we were in a small beach town, there wasn’t much we could do inside. So we walked in the rain and tried to entertain our busy boy. Hudson wouldn’t eat dinner or sleep that night….so that was fun.
Thankfully the next morning was perfect and Hudson LOVED playing at the beach. He could have stayed there all day.
He even got his toes wet in the water with daddy….it was way too cold for mama.
It was so peaceful, we could have stayed there forever….except it started raining again.
Which led to a certain little boy having an EPIC meltdown. Which then led to mama and daddy having a meltdown too and deciding to ditch our hotel and head back home. Exhaustion + a crabby boy can make you do crazy things.
Hudson passed out in the car (finally!) and we got a little peace. Our egos and wallets were a little bruised, but we survived.
And we were all much happier once we made it home. My neighbor, who has twin 5 year old boys and another boy who is 3, told me we were brave for even trying to go on a vacation. Please tell me it won’t always be like this?
I’m thankful to have my normal, well-rested, busy boy back. Maybe we’ll try again next year. Maybe.