We woke up this morning and had an amazing breakfast.. hot chocolate (for the kids), omelets, waffles, fruit, bacon, milk and juice and then we disembarked in Jamaica.
I’m 32 and I’ve never been out of the country before, my kids are 6 and 4 and have now splashed in the crystal waters of Jamaica and have taken bathing suits full of gorgeous white sands back to the boat in their swimsuits 😉
They’ve walked small crowded streets and heard lilting accents, laughter and music of a different culture… they’ve seen poverty and beauty side by side.
We got back to the ship, showered and napped. I have to tell y’all… I am not a napper by nature… yet, I slept like a baby. There’s something about the constant slow rocking of the ocean and the sounds of the waves gently lapping at the side of the ship in an ice cold room while you’re curled up under heavy soft white covers surrounded by pillows and contentment.
We took the kids to see the Lady Hellevri Magic and Illusion Show. She’s the Enchantress of the elements and I’ll tell y’all what…. my kids eyes were the size of saucers throughout the entire show. The costumes were elaborate and sparkly and the dances and music, fascinating.
There were knives, fire, swords, acrobatics, air dancing… it was very Cirque’ish.
Monkey spent most of the show with his eyes wide open and his mouth in the shape of an O!
Princess kept saying: “awesome, cool, wow, awesome, amazing..” as she gasped and applauded and oooooh’d and aaaaaah’d
Then, after dinner… our amazing wait team (Ryan and Renato) surprised the kids by bringing the ship magician, Barman up to our table and he performed some magic at our table and even had our kids assist him.
Hearing Princess’ squeals and giggles as squishy balls magically appeared and multiplied in her hand.
Seeing Monkey’s pride and excitement as his spoon turned into a magic wand and he made squishy balls appear and multiply in his sister’s hand..
Their laughter, their joy, their wonder, the light in their eyes … magic, indeed.