The mother daughter day out is one of my favorite things in life.
Yesterday was the last day of spring break. We still hadn’t decided 100% what we were going to do about school for Princess.
The last two weeks have been very stressful – so munch uncertainty. Will she go back to school or won’t she? Princess has gone back and forth about wanting to, but being extremely anxious about it (to the point I wasn’t sure if it would be a good idea even if she was willing) to being adamant that she absolutely didn’t want to return to public school.
She’s the one this decision impacts the most, so her opinion is absolutely important.
As the end of spring break got closer, her anxiety got higher (and her insomnia stronger).
I called a time out yesterday.
I booked a last minute mother daughter day of relaxation at a resort a few towns over. My sister scored us vouchers for day passes.
Princess was up since 3 a.m. that morning. She was exhausted, stressed and her head hurt.
I took her anyway.
It could have been a disaster.
It turned out to be exactly what we both needed.
It was a beautiful day in the high 70s and sunny. There was a wonderful breeze.
I complain about the Florida heat a LOT, but it was one of those days where I actually did feel like I was living in paradise.
We each had a fresh book. We moved about the resort trying out various outdoor beds, loungers and couches.
We read, drank fruity drinks, ate yummy food and swam the day away.
It was perfection.
At one point, Princess was curled up on a couch in the shade with her book, a Shirley Temple and some BBQ ribs. She said, “This is the life!”
She was begging to go back before we even left the property.
As for school? It resumed today and she didn’t go. We decided to keep her home for the rest of the school year. We’re still working out the kinks on what exactly that will look like.
My apologies to those of you who did not have a warm, sunny day yesterday. I wish I could give you the excess from the 100 degree days we’ll be having soon.