Lunch at Pirate Bay, Curacao today was similar to most of my dining experiences here. We relaxed on the beach and listened to the waves gently crash on the shore and the birds sing their playful tune as we enjoyed a casual dining experience. I looked out on the ocean and saw three girls playing at the end of the dock. It made a great photo opportunity so I made my way toward them to see if I could grab a cute photo. They jumped at the chance to be in a picture. (I asked their mom of course.) Although their first language wasn’t English, we easily communicated through laughter, smiles, and hand gestures. Their innocence and playful nature stayed with me all day.
Sometimes I wish I could be a kid again. So happy. So full of joy. So content with the simplest of things. As a mother, I get to relive those moments all over again and that is one of the greatest joys in life.
One of the best moments of the trip so far was watching them play and it didn’t cost a cent. I look forward to taking the leap with Athena… when she’s ready.