Tuesday started off much like all of the other days had. I got up early, got dressed, and then went to get my hot chocolate. When I came back I went to Mom’s room. We didn’t have long to wait that day though before the phone call came from Jason saying that Nick was up. I went down the hall, got Nick dressed, and then we went upstairs to breakfast.
Breakfast that day did not go so well though. We had gotten a nice corner table by the windows, but Nick didn’t care. In fact he was just plain unhappy. He got mad, and loud, and bucked in his high chair. Mom picked him up and put him on her lap hoping that would calm him, but no luck. For the life of us we could not figure out what was wrong. We finally realized that nothing was going to calm him down, so we inhaled what was left of our breakfasts. Then I got breakfast for Jason, and some fresh breakfast for Nick, and we went back to the room.
I immediately got Nick settled on the couch watching Disney Junior and he calmed right down. I was especially happy when he started eating his food! I should have realized that after so many days of Nick’s schedule being screwed up that he would have a difficult time with it. Normally when he wakes up I get him dressed, then I give him a cup of dry cereal and his sippy cup and he watches Disney Junior while I get around for the day. This is his veg time. We often just keep watching while we eat breakfast too. I know, I know, that’s not what you’re supposed to do, but it works for us. My mom said my brother always had to veg in front of the T.V. at breakfast time too. Once Nick had food in his tummy he became my happy little boy again.
That day we were to dock at Costa Maya, but that wasn’t until lunch time. For the morning we had free time at sea. Of course as soon as breakfast was finally over we went for our morning walk, but then we still had a lot of time to spare. It was a beautiful day, so we decided it would be a perfect time to take Nick to play in Nemo’s Reef, and it sounded so refreshing after our hot walk.
We were lucky and the pools were all a bit on the empty side. I guess everyone was sleeping in that day. Nick enjoyed Nemo’s Reef, but he was still in the, “Don’t get my head wet!” phase, so he didn’t like being splashed by the other kids. He of course loved seeing all of the Nemo characters too. We probably played for about 20 minutes before Nick had had enough. The play area is covered, which is nice, but it also meant that we were a bit cold after awhile because we were wet and we didn’t have the sun to help warm and dry us.
Jason had come up to the deck to watch us play while our room was cleaned (I tried to get him to take pictures, but he wouldn’t). Since he was there and could take Nick mom decided that it was the perfect time for us to ride the Aqua Duck. Grandma really wanted to ride it too, but she wasn’t sure if her back would be able to take it, so we told her we’d ride it and let her know what we thought.
Luckily it still wasn’t very busy, so we didn’t have a long wait. Let me just say the Aqua Duck was a blast! It is a mix of a roller coaster water slide and a lazy river because one minute your shooting up or down and then all of a sudden you’ll be floating a long looking at the pool deck or out at sea. I’m not a huge pool fan (too boring), but I love water park stuff. To me this was one of the best additions to the new ships.
When we were done we headed back to where we had left our stuff to dry off. Jason had ended up hanging around there with Nick, so I decided to go back with them to the room to change and relax some befor lunch. We told Grandma that she would be fine riding the Aqua Duck, so she and Mom went to ride it before they too got ready for lunch (she loved it).
To Be Continued…