It started out sweet today. I got to wake up with the boys thanks to a midsummer party last night, even though it’s not my weekend with them. Tom woke up first, as always, put his hand on my face and said I love you mama. Henry took a little longer, tired after a late night. He woke up with a smile, wanting candy. Breakfast first, I said.
They were going to the beach, they were both happy to go, in theory. When it was time to leave Henry held me hard and cried. I miss you all the time, he said, and did not want to let go. Tom’s eyes were serious as he looked at me through the window of the car. I know that I give them my everything when I’m with them. But I’m not always there, and it breaks my heart.
And they were having a fantastic day at the beach, of course. They were happy, played in the waves, Tom had even said that the water was way better than electronics. And that says a lot.
So I took some time to take care of me today. Thinking that the best way to spend my day without the boys is to make sure I’m a better mom when I’m with them. Inside and out.
My first stop was to get a little something for the soul.
Then something for my body. This magical place. Carasoin day spa.