We are getting ready for our family's annual Wallowa Lake get-away! We leave on Saturday and stay for a WHOLE week! So excited! We haven't had a big family vacation for a long time! Oh, the anticipation!
I've laughed a couple times though, in the last couple days at how difficult it is to try and get everything ready to do this with 3 small children in tow.
Today was my "errands" day, taking the car in for an oil change before the big trip, dropping stuff off at my parents, Costco and a couple of other random things. By myself I could probably finish in 2, maybe 3 hours. Add 3 kids in the mix and you have moments of pure chaos, whining, "can I haves", bathroom trips, diaper changes, lots of snacks, and an extra hour or so added on to the trip. Those days are the days that I get home and realize I have a headache because I haven't done too much breathing, I'm really hungry 'cuz I forgot to feed myself, I have stinky pits 'cuz I forgot deodorant and I ran around all morning, I have remnants of crumbs and snott all over me because Eva has a cold and I was cramming snacks down her the whole time while I was holding her, I was wearing one earring all day from leaving too early in the morning, and I'm tired. Only to know that I still haven't packed, there is wash to be done, I need to make a batch of cookies, the kids need a bath, the car has to go back in to get the water pump replaced, Kenobie (our dog) needs to go in to get a haircut, I have to get books at the library, and on, and on.
Don't get me wrong, I'm really not complaining, just a little overwhelmed and waiting for the moment when all of it is done, the kids are in the car, car is packed and we are on our way.
I'm sure all of you out there either (a) remember those days and can laugh about them now, (b) are in the midst of those days as you nod your head and laugh, or (c) have no clue what I'm talking about and think I'm just being a Negative Nancy.
I am SO not super-mom and don't ever wish to be, my kids are SO wonderful, and my life is SO easy compared to many. I really don't have anything to complain or whine about when I allow the big picture to enter my tiny little brain. (BIG sigh) Thanks for the reminder, Lord.
Gotta dash, laundry to fold. I'll be back in a week or so!
Have a great week!