Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Just in case parent of the year isn't all wrapped up . . .

. . . I figured I should provide a post I was going to do in April shortly after Husband from Heaven and I thought it would be a good idea to take the children to the middle of the desert for the Stagecoach Music Festival.  Of course, I actually forgot that I had written this post until I came it across it today.  I also think I hesitated in posting this for fear that my mother would add it to her already thick custody file; but, we’re so far gone and as we all plan our summer vacations, I figured someone might actually be able to benefit from what I call:

Quotes from your children indicating that you may want to select another vacation destination:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Beach Bummed . . .

It's the first official day of summer, and mommy has survived the first full week of summer vacation.  I'll just admit that mommy hasn't quite broken open the case of Skinny Girl, but she's REALLY thankful that next week is a full week of Summer Camp! 

To start out the summer vacation, we HAD to do nothing other than . . . go to the beach, of course.  But, what happens when it's 1 day in to summer vacation and you really piss the mommy off?!  Well, lets just say that the Id (the baby) found out!

Little booger spent the entire time at the beach in that chair reading a book.
Mommy is so mean she didn't even let her make a sandcastle!!
So, while we're on the topic of things you find out during summer vacation, here is what mommy learned are the top Summer MUST HAVES and Summer MUST NOTS:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Clampett Family Father's Day

So here's a lesson I learned the hard way . . . when it is Father's Day and you feel guilty because you have left your three children plus your niece with your husband on his day so that you could attend your cousin's graduation, do not say "sure honey, we can do whatever you want after I get home in early afternoon".  If you say this, you may find that your husband says "Ok, I'd like to go to the Swap Meet".  We all know that I adore HfH, but his frugality can drive me batty!  He knows full well that anything that starts with "Swap" gives me hives.  But, it was his day, so off we went.

Here's what I learned about something for which the only description I can come up with is "Craigslist on Steroids":