Living as a family on the road is completely different than at home. We are so much closer and the family time is absolutely precious. There are, of course, tons of exciting events on the journey, but we also don’t have any of the routine or comforts that makes home-life so easy.
The girls are growing up, right in front of us. We see differences even since our trip to Mexico a few months ago. On the one hand, they are much less whiny and difficult with each other. But on the other, they are a lot louder, more rambunctious and screechy. We have to tell them to ‘settle down’ a lot, which they do for about 30 seconds until they giggle uncontrollably with rising volume.
The solution? We need to mix it up. As we roll the suitcases up to our hotel in Rome, the classy and functional Daphne B&B, I spot a good looking Spa and a toy shop. Bingo! Instead of trudging back out for sightseeing, I set Trish up with a bamboo body scrub and a Lomi-thai massage for the next few hours. Needless to say, she doesn’t question the change in plans. Off she goes to the spa…
The little break works perfectly. We reconvene around 8pm and eat a great meal at a local family osteria called Sora Lucia. I again had amazing Spaghetti con Vongole, and the desserts were good. I dream about those tasty little Mediterranean clams as I sleep hard. Tomorrow is a long full day touring the capital of Italy.