After 1 hour and 45 minutes at Party and Play, hosting a kiddie party for my son, I was ready for a cold beer and some downtime. It's not that I dislike socializing with other parents in a place that smells like feet and vomit, but it is rather trying. Why is it that fathers get to sit in the corner, why mommies have to meet and greet each guest and spend 3-5 minutes making sure everyone is comfy and relaxed?
Anyway, afterwards we were back to the house with a few close friends and family for poker, beer, pizza, and mayhem. Looking back, it probably wasn't the best idea. Can I help it that people like to congregate at my home?
On Sunday, we disappeared for the Open House and hit the lovely Jersey Shore. The boardwalk in Point Pleasant was absolutely packed. Quite a few people had the same idea we had -- time to kick off your shoes and feel the freaking sand between your toes. The beach was so crowded that we took off for Bayhead, a more secluded beach where we could let Elvis (our dog) relax.
In July, we are spending a week at the beach with friends in Bayhead, and since we've never stayed there before, we decided to check it out. It's really quite lovely and I imagine we will enjoy it immensely. Especially since it looks like we will be buying a home without an inground pool. I'm going to miss my pool a lot. I've gotten quite used to having summers that revolve around an inground pool. I keep trying to tell my husband that it's not that I'm spoiled, but that the pool is the one thing that can entice me away from my computer, my blogging, my work and help me relax. To me it's not just a luxury. I think I need it for my mental health.
Of course, without a pool, I could be convinced to spend a lot more time at the beach. Now, if only I could get a nice advance from a network, perhaps I could invest in some beachfront property in Bayhead.