We’re water bums. From 9 am to 7 pm, we were in the water today at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. I asked Athena if she wanted something to eat for lunch and she said, “Can I eat in the pool?” When I told her no, she said she wasn’t hungry. I can’t attest to much else at the resort today except the pool temperature was ideal and the ocean was spectacular.
Even before we first got in the water, Athena wanted to be on the beach. We were the only people at an all-inclusive resort crazy enough to be on the beach at 7 am. It was peaceful, calm, quiet. We create virgin footsteps in the sand and let the water rush over our feet.
By 9 am, we couldn’t keep her out any longer. We started off by just playing on the stairs. She splashed around and tested her limits.
Within the hour, she was jumping from the steps and into my arms. The happiness was bursting out of her. Hours passed and I was frozen and starting to shrivel up like a prune, but look at that face! Could you tell her she had to get out?
We explored every section of the pool and then explored every section of the pool again. Although the two major pools are almost a mirror image of each other, we had to explore every section of both pools several times.
When I would dive under water, she’d look around like it was impossible. Where could I have gone? The inquisitive expression on her face when I popped up made me laugh every time. Today, I was a magician among other things; mothers play many roles.
It’s only 9 pm and Athena has been asleep for an hour and I’m not far behind. The only question I’m left with at the end of the day is where do they get all the energy? She’s had the same amount of sleep, eaten the same foods, and played way harder than me today, yet she’ll still be jumping on the bed at 5:30 am tomorrow waiting for Mommy to go play. She’s performing some of her own magic. After two years, I still don’t get it.