The hot topic of conversation in our household at the moment is the beach, more specifically our upcoming holiday to the beach.
In just two weeks’ time, we will be heading away on a much-anticipated family holiday.
It seems like months ago that we booked our little getaway and we’ve been counting down for an eternity. Somehow 63 sleeps have trickled down to 12 sleeps and before we know it, we’ll be heading off with our car packed to the brim destined for sun, surf, and plenty of rest and relaxation.
The girls have been chattering non-stop about swimming in the pool, using their kick boards, collecting shells, building sandcastles and eating ice cream.
Ice cream, in particular, has been the focal point of Miss Five’s banter.
‘I think we should have ice cream for dinner every night because it will be hot at the beach and we’ll need to cool down.’ she says impressed with her own logic.
Miss Almost Three, on the other hand, is cautious when it comes to the beach and spends most of her time reminding us quite adamantly that she does not like waves and will not go near the waves.
Personally, I simply cannot wait to get away to breathe in the fresh air, feel the healing powers of the ocean, and spend some time away from the screen.
I need this time away – I desperately need it. This year has seemed long and hard and I feel like I’m clinging on for dear life. This holiday is just what we need to regain some normality in our life again, to recharge ready for the race to the end of the year, and to remind ourselves how important it is to celebrate the simple things in life.
Now that the kids are older, I feel like I’ve turned a corner in this motherhood gig and am hoping this getaway to the beach will be the first of many and the start of a new family tradition.
When I was a kid, our family holidays would mean sun, surf, sandcastles, toasted cheese and vegemite sandwiches, listening to the lorikeets at Burleigh Heads, and eating fish and chips.
Mum would cover us from head to toe in sunscreen and we’d tag team between the pool and the beach before collapsing into bed each night full to the brim with sun-drenched happiness.
And just as if they knew we were about to head away, Banana Boat has sent us a couple of bottles of sunscreen to get us in the mood for our holiday. The girls took the Kids sunscreen for a test drive last weekend when they went rock climbing with Dave.
The thing about living in Queensland is that it’s sunny and hot for more months of the year than not and the girls are accustomed to starting each day off with a bit of slip, slop and slap. They loved how easy it was to pump out the sunscreen and apply it themselves. Winning for kids and parents alike.
Today, I’m giving away a pack of Banana Boat sunscreen to the approximate value of $60, including a Sports, Kids and Ultra sunscreen. This competition has now closed. Congrats to our winner, Tali, and thank you to all who entered.
All you need to do is tell me in the comments what summer holidays mean to you.
The number one sunscreen brand in Australia Banana Boat has the perfect range of sunscreen for the whole family to help them stay protected against the harsh Australian sun. Banana Boat SPF 50+ sunscreens stay on in seven conditions – sun, sand, wind, sweat, pool, ocean, and heat, so the family is protected no matter what situation.
Terms and conditions
– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents (excluding ACT).
– This giveaway closes at 8pm AEST on Monday 28 September.
– Winners will be contacted via email on Tuesday 29 September.
– This is a game of skill. The most interesting answer as judged by a panel will be deemed a winner.
Mummy, Wife, Me received a Banana Boat Kids and Banana Boat Sport to trial. As always, all opinions are my own.
Linking up today with Essentially Jess.