I’m normally a homebody. So when I heard that Schlitterbahn aka “The World’s Best Water park” was having a media day, so me and my husband could go for free, it sounded fun, but a little bit of a hassle.
I had woken up at 3am yesterday to get ready for work. Normally I’m the evening anchor on weekends, but since the morning anchor was out of town, we switched shifts this weekend. Friday afternoon one of my friends told me she and her husband were going to the water park Saturday afternoon and that we should come too. “Yea, yea” was kind of my thought, I wasn’t planning on going after an eight-hour work shift that started in the wee hours of the morning.
Saturday rolled around and though I was having a rough morning the thought of having fun after work was seeming more and more appealing. I told me husband about media day and he, like me was slightly intrigued, but the idea of lounging around the house watching movies always seems like a fun option to both of us too. My hair is also something to consider as once it gets wet it’s a fro and I’ll have to schedule a hair appointment shortly after so I can wear it straight to work etc. etc.
Then, somewhere between 11 and noon I felt a spark of energy and had a change in emotions. You know what? How often after having kids will I get the chance to just up and decide I want to go do something alone with my husband all afternoon? Sure– It’ll be fun to do as a family, but it’ll be more expensive, and way more of a hassle. “We’re going” I thought.
I called, got us on the VIP list and told hubby I wanted to go. He heard the excitement and finality in my voice and was totally with me.
It was cold rainy for part of the day but we didn’t care, it was fun and it was free. We met up with my friends and visited most of the park. The lines were short and we were having a blast. I felt like a kid again as we raced off one slide and ran right back up the stairs to go down another. We ate pizza and funnel cake and went on so many rides. In fact, we stayed until the park closed at 8am.
I was feeling the pain this morning before work, once again at 3am, but I’m smiling and knowing it was worth it. It’s nice to get out of our shells every once in awhile and do something sporadic… Especially since once our two becomes three, we probably won’t be able to do things like that for awhile.
We saw cute families there with small kids but we know it’s not the same. It won’t ever be the same–Not necessarily a bad thing but something to remember as we enjoy the now.
We only took the one picture. Yep, the trip was so spontaneous I didn’t even take lots of pictures… Sad, but I did get this one to remember the fun time!