Corey was gone working, so I
I don't often take all the kids
After picking out ice cream, cookies, cake and gummy bears which put me in the position of having to tell them to get real, we decided on bananas, fish crackers, trail mix and apple juice boxes.
After we all wedged into one of the checkout lanes with our goodies, I paid and then we all filed out. Me, the mother duck, with all my cute little ducklings following behind. I was hoping that we could call that our "adventure" for the day but the kids actually still wanted to go to the refuge.
Thankfully the drive was short
Joseph decided that he wanted a workout and offered to carry Lily in the Bjorn, or as he referred to her "the weight vest".
Michael, who had been texting on his phone the entire trip up, was standing next to the van attached to his cell phone. sigh...
We put a cute little bear backpack on Levi
Timothy walked with Matthew and Liz was with Hannah. All nice and tidy whitey, right?
Everything was good except there was a whiner amongst us. We were going too fast...Her feet hurt...She was tired...Why can't everyone wait up for her...
It was annoying.
Don't judge me, I'm totally out of shape...If you had birthed all those kids you'd be whining too...
1. I don't like dirt. It's dirty.
2. I don't like bugs. And yes, I am capable of screaming
3. I feel large amounts of anxiety when thinking about my kids getting poison oak. It's commonly referred to as kidsgettingposionoakobia. For real. It's in the medical dictionary next to uglyshoeobia. Go check it out if you don't believe me.
4. I don't like dirt. It makes my kids dirty.
5. I enjoyed spending the time with my kids so much that I am willing to overlook #1-4
What I really need to find is a place that I can take the kids for a nature hike in a bugless, dirt free environment
Anyone know of such a place?
Oh, and by the way...just in case you were wondering, we actually didn't forget anyone...this time...