So Big Mama is going nuts these days. I know she loves being a mom. I know she loves being at home, managing our home. She does an amazing job at all of it.
The catch is…mom’s need a break at times, and they need to reenergize. I thought about it for a while and decided that she’d benefit from a little alone time at a local spa, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. It’s nestled in the beautiful Ojai Valley, just up the way from Ventura.
So the kids and I dropped her off just before lunch today and then stayed closeby in downtown Ojai. Ojai is a nice little town, filled with unique people and shops. There’s also some nice parks. I found a nice little pizza shop online for us to get some lunch and then we hit the downtown park.
Above all, let me say that much fun was had by all. However, taking 4 kids to a restaurant by yourself is a dangerous and near military operation in itself. You know, moms don’t have to consider things like who’s going to watch the kids if one needs a bathroom trip? They just do it, no forethought. And it works for them.
What if I have to go to the bathroom for that matter? Insane!
I’ll try to get Big Mama to post a comment here, reviewing the spa experience.
When she was done, we picked her up and got a little ice cream. Then, as a little last minute fun, The Princess and I hit a nice little garden park for some photowalking. Here’s the set of photos. I’ll throw in a couple to entice you.
The Princess brought along her new Polaroid and we took some great shots. She’s working on getting her subjects centered.