Day 1 of my Jamaican vacation: I've been reminded of the reason why I don't care to go on vacation with large groups- just getting everyone organized with minimal complaining seemed to be too much. Our day started early as heck...in order to leave by 4:15, we had to get up at 3:45. I had to nurse a nose bleed - probably irritated due to my allergies. We were late getting to the airport, but everything went smoothly once we arrived.
The plane ride was OK - Donovan thoroughly enjoyed himself! We arrived at the hotel long before the rooms were ready. Hate that, but it happens. The day was pretty uneventful, we walked around the resort and had lunch and drinks. We were so tired that all we really wanted to do was take a nap. We finally got to out rooms around 3:20 and crashed! I slept for about 5 hours, Troy woke up an hour after that and Donovan an hour after him. At 10pm Donovan and I were walking around. I had one of those parental moments when I realized how judgemental I was as a non-parent. If (before I was a parent) I saw someone walking with a 3 year old at 10 or 11 at night, I would have thought something like "she know she need to have that baby in bed" or "it's way past bedtime". Now as a mother with a 3 year old who just slept for 7 hours...well let's just say it was one of those Aha moments!
Let me tell you how my "aunt" followed me to Jamaica...the little heifer! You know that aunt I'm talking about, we all have her or have had her. She's the one who shows up unannounced on your wedding night or on your graduation when you're wearing all white or on your vacation! I was so pissed, I guess you can say I was seeing RED, literally! Good thing I came prepared...I just need to find some advil!
Today the 3 of us went on the semi submarine boat ride and it was amazing! We were able to go underwater and watch the fish through windows! Love it!