Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Who's bright idea was this?

Sunday afternoon, we dropped Tee and Olivia off at Pine Cove for a week.

I don't know who thought it would be a good idea to take the fruit of my womb and place them 85 miles away from me for a week but I'm going to find you and give you a piece of my mind. Ok, I think it was me so, technically, I'm just having a moment talking to myself so you can go to your happy place for a minute if you need to.

Why? Why would you do this, Melissa? Did you think you could actually get along with only four children hanging around? No! You NEED six. You need the chaos. The quiet that has taken over the house is deafening. Did you think you would enjoy waking up in the morning and turning over only to find your dog fnuggling and not Olivia who sneaks in almost every night unbeknownst to you? Scout smells and hogs the covers. And what about the Legos? Tee's the only one who can leave Legos scattered about the house in such a way that only your bare feet step on them. It's like a little love shot of pain that you won't feel IF YOU SEND THEM AWAY TO CAMP!!!

Oh I get it, Maybe you thought you might sleep better while they were gone? I guess waking up at 3:30 am to see if new pictures had been posted in the camp's photo gallery might be your idea of a good night sleep IF. YOU. WERE. CRAZY!!!

Ok, enough with the self-flaggelation (I almost put self-flatulation. Embarrassing). You can come back from your happy place now.

I'm more than sure that our kids are having the time of their lives at camp but, it's been a little hard on the parents. We really miss them and can't wait to see their faces on Saturday. Last night, Trey's mom kept Graham and Sadie, and Trey and I had a real honest to goodness date. It had been a while so we started off at Lowe's. I could tell he was really trying to be romantic because he didn't insist on following Lowe's up with a trip to Bass Pro Shops to dine in the onsite restaurant. You know, two birds, one stone. After a great dinner at a real restaurant and a stop at Braum's to pick up some milk, 'cause that's what we do on dates, we were home by 9:00 and back on the website looking for glimpses of our children.

We are so lame.


Zan said...

Well thanx a lot. Apparently, we are also lame. Actually it was kinda nice. I got to say, "see other people do this too!"

BTW, I miss Olivia too. :)


Jess said...

Another good warning from you on parenthood! Can you imagine sending them away before digital cameras and the internet?!

I seriously think that counselor looks like Jadon all grown up. Maybe it's the hair.

I miss Braums. I'd take it on a date night any day, but, it'd have to include ice cream.

emily said...

I'm sure they are having a blast!! Can I see their pics??

Candy said...

Sounds like first time camp parents to me! Of course your hubby's first time at camp is forever chronicled with unforgettable "letters from camp". Tee and O both look happy in all the shots. But, you can actually view them during the day, you know.

Momma Mary said...

What's wrong with a date to Lowe's?? If there is something wrong, then I guess we need help! We went to see a movie last time, and I missed walking around the hardware store. Sad? Probably! There's just something about walking around, holding hands and dreaming big dreams together.

Mrs. Troop said...

Sounds just like our dates.
It's all good! :-)