Sunday, October 28, 2012

Greetings From Jamaica!

What could have been....
 
Our tickets were bought, our reservations made as an all expense paid belated honeymoon was all set. But then, the news came. Pregnant? I'll never forget calling Sandals to cancel a trip to Negril.  How could this happen? Well I know how, but I was still a bit surprised. I have a feeling this won't be the first time our son changes or rearranges our plans. Or our life.

So as I spend this week at home, raking leaves and preparing for hurricane winds and heavy rain, dealing with the numerous political zombies banging on our door and wandering the streets in hopes of securing votes, I will try to think of what is coming instead of what could have been.

We could have been swimming up to the bar to order colorful drinks early in the afternoon. We could have been zip lining, sight seeing, and basking in the sun.  The biggest decision I would have had to make this week would be deciding if the shirt I was wearing appeared clean enough to wear to dinner. So what happened?


Well birds happened, bees happened, and deciding not to renew that birth control prescription happened. So that leaves us here, preparing for Sandy and a baby shower next weekend. Maybe we'll do a Jamaica theme...virgin daiquiris anyone?


In all honesty, having a child is right up there with marrying my wife as my greatest moments, and I am glad to make any sacrifice needed for him. We've also been offered a rain check on the trip, so don't feel bad for me, even if I am a bit dizzy after the plasma donation in an effort to pay for the Pottery Barn curtains we hung in the baby room yesterday.

14 comments:

  1. Don't worry, there will always be time for vacations...however, I do love your sense of humor about what could have been! I've been there too, but you'll see -- it will all be worth it!!

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    1. Thanks OhBoyMom, I'm sure it will be, but the beach would be nice right about now!

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  2. lol! I would definitely be taking that person up on the raincheck for the belated honeymoon - your wife will certainly have earned it!

    We're still trying to plan our, and our son will be 6 this November. :)

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  3. Lol, Pete. We went to the Sandals Royal Bahamian for our honeymoon back in the day and sad to say but we will probably not get back to that kind of kid unfriendly vacation for sometimes. So I can completely relate, but loved your humor on it, because sometimes all we can do is laugh about stuff like this!!

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    1. Well said Janine, my parents are there now as we wait out the storm!

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  4. Lol! I'm still waiting on my honeymoon too...maybe at your ten year anniversary you can go to Jamaica? We are planning our belated honeymoon for our 15th Anniversary. At least by then our youngest will be okay to stay with Grandma for a week. It was definitely worth the sacrifice for our beautiful girls. :)

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    1. I think your right, once I see my son's face, Jamaica will be a distant memory!

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  5. Aww! Well, the good news is that Jamaica's not going anywhere. :) I hope the baby shower goes well! I think the Jamaican theme would be entirely fitting!

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    1. Thanks Cari, and I guess you're right...

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  6. Baby's sure change you life. But it is for the better. I am sure that vacation will never compare to life with a baby. Oh - maybe it will... lack of sleep, lots of pictures...

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  7. I will do that, I'm sure it will be a much needed vacation in a year or two! Good luck with your plans!

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  8. It is true..there are lots of sacrifices. But you will get to Jamaica some day!

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    1. With a little luck....Thanks Julie!

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