This year we went to the sea with our daughter for the first time. In general, I adore Black, but so far with our precarious health I did not dare to go, so we visited Azovsk.
I want to say that rest with a child has its pros and cons. I’ll start with the minuses, and I’ll dedicate a separate topic to the pluses.
So, why would I never want to go with a small child to the sea?
No easy trip
The problems started back in the bus. To the sea had to go 4.5 hours. Initially, we expected that the daughter would quietly sleep peacefully. However, life has made its own adjustments.
Despite the early rise (4 am), the daughter of 2 hours stubbornly did not want to sleep. When she finally fell asleep, the driver decided to stop for a smoke break, causing the daughter to wake up. The second time she fell asleep faster, but still made us nervous.
On the bus, I also watched babies 4-5 years old. They did not want to sleep at all, and to sit in one place for 4.5 hours – all the more. Therefore, they almost arranged the race on the bus.
The driver was indignant, because any abrupt stop could lead to injuries to children. But moms did not react to these remarks, or rather, it was possible to say from them: they were ready for the sad turn of events immediately after the birth of babies.
And on the sea, on the tender sea.
When we finally arrived at the place, then, having thrown the bags in the room, immediately went to the sea, good, it was 2 minutes away.
The husband took his daughter in his arms and got into the water. But, unfortunately, on this day there were decent waves. Baby was frightened and began to shout. Such a cry lasted 2 days at the slightest attempt to drag the child into the water.
Honestly, I was very upset, and then I understood 1 thing: of course, by going to the sea, we first of all wanted to please our daughter, but if this effect is not observed, then we need to relax.
Parents are people too, which means they have the right to enjoy the rest, even if their child does not like it. Therefore, we began to enjoy swimming, and the child had a good time on the beach.
After 2 days, my husband realized to go with the daughter to the sea and start circling her, throwing up. It was a victory and a defeat at the same time. My daughter drastically changed her mind about the sea and began to constantly ask for a swim.
But often this can not be done. In the water, the daughter quickly froze, after 5 minutes her lips began to tremble. Therefore, on the beach, we had to constantly distract her from the sea. In general, the scenario a la fear your desires, because they can come true.
But all this is still flowers in comparison with constant fear. I felt like a watchdog. Has the beach got too hot? We must move to the shade. A cool breeze blew from the sea? We must put a shirt on my daughter. Near sneezed baby? Urgently buying a lemon. And so in everything.
In general, I was in constant tension. By the way, I wonder, is it just me, such an alarmist mom, or are there so many of us?
As a result, I could say that it’s categorically impossible to go with the child to the sea if it were not for a lot of advantages, which, of course, radically change this opinion. But more about that next time.