The absolutely phenomenal family resort we are staying at for a few final days of vacation enroute home from our place out east this summer promised to offer some rest and relaxation for parents: The activities for children were plentiful, and our boys were excited about staying there for a few days.
Alas, the “daycare” was only open in the morning, and the afternoon activities were non-supervised events. Twin A would have been just fine on his own, however, Twin B is going through a bit of a “clingy” phase, and decided that he’d rather hang out with us. All the time. Every minute of every day. :-)
Even the movie and popcorn in the evening, a big hit in years past, did not entice the cling-on to hang out with the other kids for an hour. He chose instead to go to bed early, even while his brother happily partook of the snack and movie with strangers both nights we were there, and insisted that we stay IN THE ROOM rather than head out to the lobby for a bit.
So much for some adult time off, hehe.
The nice thing is that we got to do some fun and unexpected things together: For example, I rode a tandem bike for the first time ever. We also went on a short nature walk, and saw a BIG and very colourful woodpecker working on a nearby tree. Many hours were spent in the several pools and hot tubs on the property. We went horseback riding, played mini-golf, badminton and Candyland, and even raced remote control cars around a track!
And now, now it is time for one final long drive for the summer, back to Toronto.