I got to meet some of the other summer interns at his office, we spent time hanging out on the beach, slept in late, and just really enjoyed having each other all to ourselves without kids or school or anything else demanding our attention. It was really, really damn nice, especially with how little we saw each other much of the school year.
Obligatory beachy sand-drawing-and-feet photo.
These two pics are of the same spot on the same beach, one at low tide the other at close to high tide. I couldn't believe the difference. Also, when I walked onto the beach friday afternoon the first thought I had was what a great kid-friendly beach it was, bc the water was so shallow for so long (no big waves or nasty undertow that threatens to drag you out to sea and kill you?! Amazing!). The second thought was how it reminded me of Texas beaches. just without the tar or seaweeds everywhere or big trucks driving along the sand...
About to say good-bye at the Boston airport on Sunday afternoon. Really, we should've been pouting.
And now we're at the end of Week Two, and so far so good. I'm noticing a bit more of a reaction on the kids' part to all the change and Zach's absence, certainly in Quinn who's been on a much shorter fuse the past week and seems to be needing more comfort than normal (totally expected). The time difference and Zach's schedule makes it a bit of a challenge to find times for him and the boys to talk, but we've been using FaceTime most mornings and that's been working well enough. The solo parenting aspect hasn't been all that bad, honestly (especially with all the support I've had from friends and my in-laws), but I definitely feel his absence. But all in all, it's going pretty ok.