Things I brought to Maine that I didn’t touch, Part 1: My DSLR.
Part 2: My laptop.
So, all I have for my photo record of our trip to Kennebunk (and yes, we saw the Bush family estate and George H. W. was outside, chillin’) is a bunch of iPhone photos and given the normal number of photos I take in an average week, I really don’t even have that many of those.
In my defense, Part 1: We spent a lot of the week doing the same thing. Going to the beach. And we kept going to the same beach because it had a playground and as a result of this, also did not have any people between the ages of 12 and 30. So, a Whuffle running around trying to join everyone’s paddle ball games? No problem! A Whuffle throwing a tantrum because he can not put on more sunscreen? (Seriously.) No one batting an eye! Awesome.
Part 2: It is impossible to put an iPhone in your bathing suit and chase a Whuffle through the ocean without something getting destroyed. Or at least, I wasn’t brave/stupid enough to try it. So, many action shots were missed due to too much action packed action.
Anyhow, it was a lovely week. We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunk and the time not spent on the beach was spent eating our collective weight in lobster. A lot of good food, a trashy thriller perfect for beach reading, a quick jaunt to the outlets in Kittery to stock up on more overalls for the skinniest Whuffle, all in all – a great success.
Though in all honesty, being out of his routine for a week was really tough on Paulo and by extension the rest of us, and as we began unpacking on Saturday, Nuno looked at me and declared in all seriousness “We need a vacation.” Ah, parenting. Where vacation does not entail any actual relaxing whatsoever.
I will say that whatever else happened during the week, the vacation was worth every second and every penny spent in that PAULO STOPPED CHEWING ON HIS BEAR. Yes. Stinky Bear is now just Bear. We had one pristine bear saved away for emergencies and I decided to bring it with us since the bears we have in rotation would get too gross if one of them was in constant use for a week. (They were pretty disgusting even allowed to air out every other day.) And so, he was handed a clean bear. And he took it and snuggled it. And handed it back to me a moment later gesturing that the ear was all wrong. To which I told him he was on his own. After being upset about it for a minute, he went on to continue snuggling the bear and just never got around to chewing it. We’ve been home a few days now and still, the bear is unchewed.
GLORY BE TO THE POWERS OF VACATION TO VANQUISH DISGUSTING HABITS! ALL HAIL VACATION!
Now if you’ll excuse me, we have one more trip planned this year and I need to start resting up.