Today was a MUCH less individualistic day, so there were several small groups that did things. Each of the Chaperones got some time to themselves. I swam, and read, and wandered the ship. But I found myself back with the charges before my time was up. Guess I'm a sucker.
One of our kids, M, played in Carnival Survivor yesterday, and made it through the 'voting offs' to todays continuation of the game. He ended up taking second place and got a shitload of great prizes! And everyone who lost was a great sport about losing to a kid with Downs Syndrome. All over the ship, people are congratulating him. Mom's afraid his head is going to get so big it won't fit in his graduation cap. :)
I played shuffleboard for the first time today. My roommate J and I (he's mildly autistic) were challenged by some old guy and his grandson. We kicked their asses... well, actually, J kicked their asses. He scored at LEAST twice as many points as I did, if not more.
For the second time in my life, I got to watch the sun flash green as it sank into the sea. This time I got it on video, though. I just hope it turns out okay. After we all watched the sun set, we rounded to the other side of the ship to head in for dinner and saw the full moon had just risen. It was HUGE and orange floating over the ocean. It was quite quite awesome.
Heh, I'm dropping into my "let's write email for all the parents" mode. Mom's assigned me that task since I've got the laptop.
Anyway, today was a great day-- much better than yesterday. And yesterday wasn't all that bad.
Tomorrow is Puerto Vallarta. Should be fun. Hope I see Charo.
The guy taking lots of pictures of the kids