Archive for the family vacation Tag

How I Know I’m NOT The Maid

We are once again preparing to go on a little trip. BUT this time it’s ON!  It’s ON!  Room service.  In a waterfront room.  With an awesome indoor pool and towel service!!!! Please pause for the sweet sound of angels singing. . . I’m GETTING A PROPER VACATION!!!!!! Even though I tell myself not to get all amped up about
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The Family that Proudly Appreciates the Fine Art of Flatulence. . .

So the later part of last week, I had the extreme pleasure of spending some time with my sisters and their families. I have two younger sisters (we are each about 2 years apart).  The “middle” sister and her husband stayed for three nights and my youngest sister and her husband and children met up with us for a nice
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What I Learned On My Summer “Vacation”

You know I did some (jokingly overly-dramatic and snarky. . .and some seriously sleep deprived honest) whining about this little family trip to Corolla, North Carolina last week. You didn’t know?  What?  All of cyberspace didn’t hear my bitching? Well, no worries.  Here’s a second chance. Except. . . I’m feeling uncharacteristically jolly about surviving the trip. . .So I’m not sure
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We’re Back. . .

So we’ve all lived to tell about our great adventure to Corolla, North Carolina.  I’m trying to get my thoughts together and get back in the swing of things so this post is going to be heavy on poor cell phone pics and light on the details until I can get my act better together, hopefully a little later this
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Reluctant Mother’s Never Ending List(s): Gearing Up For a Trip With Toddler

You know how I’ve been on a diet since sixth grade, right? You didn’t know?  I have been.  It’s been wildly unsuccessful but every morning I get up expecting to do better. I’ve also been making lists for nearly as long:  books I want to read, places I want to see, shit I need to accomplish, birds I’ve seen, birds
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Reluctant Mother is Going Bonkers. . .Attempts Attitude Adjustment.

Things around here are starting to make me bonkers.  I’m not sure why?  It’s not as if anything has changed dramatically. . .Perhaps it was being stuck in the house for a few days while the asphalt practically melted outside in the record-breaking heat? At any rate, I’m all kinds of annoyed. . .by things that need addressed in the
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Reluctant Mother’s Ego Crushed Yet Again

When you are pregnant, or contemplating pregnancy, people who are already parents will blab on and on and on about the magnitude of love you will have for your children. It sounds all cupcakes and puppies and gag. But then you have a baby. Oh. My. God. That. (lopsided head, red, wrinkly, squinty-eyed) Beautiful. Creature. Bring on the cupcakes, puppies,
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