Our family beach trip to Tela last week was a tough time for our daily rescuing team. What to our family was a relaxing and rejuvenating trip ended up taking its toll on our force of nonhuman help. It may be, that we were too enthralled with the fun waves, the magical rustic wooden house, and the amount of new places to explore, that we did not pay enough attention to all of our small attendants.
On our beach house vacation during our numerous trips to the ocean, our invaluable assistants did everything in their power to hold it together in violent waves and disabling current - the very same waves and current that ended up taking at least a dozen of them from us. The sand, salt and sun that inspired games and pure relaxation to us, only seemed to wear out our dear friends - for some to the point of retirement. The various bathrooms adjoining every bedroom were to us an indescribably luxury, but to our faithful companions they seemed doorways to a mythical country with no gateway back. Obviously we have had visitors impersonating girls borrowing hair ties because no one has any recollection of ever borrowing a hair tie yet everybody’s explanation for the missing hair ties is that they lend them out to a sister in need.
We have obviously taken our ponytail holders for granted way too long. Not only the ones that stand by us week after week, but also the ones who may only be with us for a short time before being sacrificed to the various Bermuda triangles around us, or who simply lose the fight against the strong willed and unruly hair they are up against. With 22 girls in the house hair accessories seem to vanish any day. This past week we just made sure to give the ones that wished, every chance to escape. With no TV or internet, the girls tried out new hairdos and braids lending ponytail holders to each other all the time and with half of them having way too much fun in the ocean to hold onto their hairbands, there was even more lending and loosing of elastic bands going on. It is a small price to pay for the amount of quality family time and fun we had though. We might have to make a beach trip a yearly occurrence.
To our beloved ponytail holders: Whether you are enjoying a beach in Tela or taking a cruise around the world on a hot wave, we hope you are happy and have found peace, that’s all that matters.