It’s been nonstop family time for this baby.
This week, my dad is visiting from San Diego. T is having a blast getting to know her family, and I am taking full advantage of the situation. Oh, you want to hold her? Mind if I use the bathroom, eat breakfast, go to the gym, do my hair, take a nap? With an extra person around to help, at times I feel like I have restless arms–they’re used to attempting to do it all.
The only downside to visiting Okinawa this time of year is the debilitating heat. If you’re outside for more than fifteen minutes, you start to melt like a human candle. It feels like drowning inside a microwaveable steam bag of veggies. It feels horrible.
I read something called “Mommy Milestones”; similar to baby milestones (I can hold my head up! I can roll over! I can sleep through the night!), Mommy milestones are a way to celebrate your new abilities a mom. During all of the visiting, I’ve been able to hit so many milestones. First gym visit without baby, first gym visit with baby, first successful car ride without a screaming baby, first international travel.
With my dad here, I’m exploring parts of the island and doing all kinds of things I wouldn’t normally do alone. More on our adventures soon! Right now I have to take advantage of the fact that my kid is sleeping. Time to use the bathroom, eat breakfast, go to the gym, do my hair, take a nap.
Hope your weekend is half as fun as ours has been so far, and half as hot!