so, it’s not that i cried wolf per se (when i’d complained on twitter about the weekend adventure in Blue Mountain with 8 adults and 7 kids in a 5 bedroom condo for three days)…it’s just that i don’t – in general – deal well with travel of any kind. i usually try to cancel any trip at least thrice before the actual start. on some occasions, i have actually canceled. so, the mere thought of spending that much quality time in such a small place with so many people where i have ZERO control was giving me heart palpitations…and cue the panic attacks now okaythanksbye.
and it turns out the way it aways does.
the only setback was that our bathroom was also the communal one. i.e., ali sports a poop baby for three days…but, Mike has heard enough of Ali’s poop talk so this is the last i’ll mention of it.
oh, and Miss Bella decided she wasn’t going to go to sleep – AT ALL – on Saturday night.
neener, neener Mommy…what’re you gonna do about it??! hmm?
so, i punished her. she wasn’t allowed to do what the other kids did sunday morning. she had to stay back in the room, in her bathing suit no less (that was her doing, not mine. i’m not the devil, you know!) while all her cousins went swimming.
and i followed through with it.
so, neener neener on you Isabella. you are dealing with the wrong Mommy! i am a superhero. i’m FOLLOW-THROUGH WOMAN!
but there were lots of good things.
a Starbucks at the base of the mountain. in-laws who are do-ers (i am NOT a doer) who took the kids climbing up the mountain (and Isabella didn’t fall off, even though she thought she might) and into caves and swimming twice. some quality time with my baby niece Keira (when she wasn’t being harrassed by her entourage cousins Emily and Ben.
cousins! all of the cousins! (well, the ones on the Martell side, and NOT the ones who live in Israel. but cousins!)
People to play board games with – risk! scattergories! balderdash!
and i even got my father in law to say “fuck all”. awesome.
and the FUNNY.
oh my god. the funny.
adina: i think that’s g-a-y
me: i think you are r-i-g-h-t
josh: midget? i know what midget is!!!! IT’S WHEN YOU PUT SHOES ON YOUR KNEES!
OH MY GOD.
i’m still dying. especially because that was when all the kids got their respective crocs and pranced around the room with their knees inside singing ‘the lollipop guild’
politically correct, my children certainly are not.
(**no offense to little people. my son is five. and has no manners. where was he raised, anyway??!?!)
as always, you can see some more pics on flickr what did you do this weekend?!??