Saturday, August 11, 2007
We are going on vacation tomorrow. I am taking all three girls "Up North" to my parents cabin for two weeks. There is mostly nothing to do. There is cable t.v. There is a beach. It is wonderful and relaxing and stressful. It takes the city out of us, and that is good. It is so quiet up there, it's amazing. The girls love it. The dog loves it. Daddy-man will come with us for a couple of days, then he has to come back and work. (I think that secretly he loves the solitude in his own house. C'mon. Who wouldn't love time alone in your own house?!)
While I was trying to pack today and it was like a sauna in our bedrooms, the girls kept asking if we could go to the beach again today. I tried to put them off as long as I could, then... I broke. We didn't go to the beach. I simply couldn't let go of my list of things to do - the beach was not on the list. So, I improvised. I turned the sprinkler on.
That lasted about 15.3 seconds.
I was out of tricks. I was tired. I was stressed out because once again I am single-handedly packing for every single person in our family - and the dog - so we can hurry up and relax.
In a moment of desperation, I handed the camera to my 5 year old and told her to "go make some art."
The last 2 photos for this entry are taken by Noni. The portrait of Noni is taken by Via. I am going to have to get them their own cameras.