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Monday, July 25, 2011

Snippets from the Snippy

We went on a mini vacation this past weekend. The Man needed some time out of cell phone range. While it was a pretty fun trip, there were a few highlights that make being a parent who believes in blackmail worthwhile.

For instance, there was much discussion and questioning and chatter and interrogating and oh-my-goodness-can-you-please-be-quiet-for-two-freakin'-minutes with regards to the facilities at the places of lodging. Specifically about the aquatic activities offered. The kids seemed to forget that this was a trip to visit historically significant sites or beautiful displays of God's handiwork. Not one big swim meet. It was after an afternoon of whining and begging for the pool instead of listening to park rangers when I snapped.

Me: Alright, there will be no more whining, complaining, or in any way making a negative comment about this vacation until after dinner or so help me, you will stay in the hotel room and watch me through the window swimming and doing cannonball dives and belly flops to my heart's content. Do you understand?
Boo: ...
Boy: My leg hurts.
Me: (Head exploding)

I will say that after a morning and afternoon of hiking and heat and humidity and sweating and drinking lukewarm water from a source also shared with my toddler, who does not grasp the finer points of preventing backwash, slipping into the pool was actually pretty darn nice.

4 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! Cute!!! I'm glad you had a fun trip!

Odie Langley said...

Sometimes you need a vacation to get over the vacation. My girls are grown, gone and I am loving it.

Jessica G. said...

Unpacking is the hardest part of the trip...and we accidentally brought home a pool towel from one of the hotels. Oops!

Kristie said...

I don't like unoacking either! But I bet that, other than the whining, it was a fun trip! Love Mesa Verde and I would love to go to arches. Perhaps one of these days......

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