Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ode to the Shore

Pardon my absence, we were doing some good ole fist pumpin' at the Jersey Shore. Ok, so not really, but we did find a few "situation" shirts, walked several boardwalks and The Instigator came home with a true Jersey type hat. Many things happened on our trip, some funny, some not so much. Let me recap a bit.

1) Driving on the Garden State Parkway. You better make sure you don't have to go. With stops ranging in the 20-28 mile areas, you're holding it. It's not like the great state of Texas where you find gas stations as you please or just pull over and see a man about a horse. No no, you're holding it in. Twice, we had just stopped for a group potty trip and twice, Rylee went. However, 5 miles from the fun park she claims she didn't get it all out and know the rest. Ever had a 4 year old tell you she "HAS TO GO!"....moving on.

2) While at dinner, there has to be a way to muffle kiddo's mouths. Right? Or in public in general. I can't exactly recall where we were, restaurant or public, but Rylee has no filtering system. As she jumps up to do something, whatever crazy thing it was, she proclaims, "my panties!!!!" to which my Mother and Sister-in-law reply, "what about them?" and she then says "they're upstairs!" Now if someone didn't hear this, I'd be surprised. Panties.....upstairs. I suppose better than downstairs?!?!?

3) And our third and final notable recap, and on a serious note, keep those kiddo's swimmin. Granted my theory is usually, if they do something once they won't do it again, but when it comes to water it's a bit scary to adopt that philosophy. The Instigator is a pretty gosh darn good swimmer now. (Insert shout out to good ole Mrs. I)....but The Silent Assasin, also quietly slips herself into a pool faster than Mike "The Situation" can hook up. I could see it coming, but gave her space. While at the pool at the hotel on the shore, Sophia took a dive. Face first, flailing around, it wasn't pretty. Rylee calmly swam over and said "sister", with sarcasm as if to say "what the heck do you think you're doing?!?!", picked her up, handed her to me and swam off. As if nothing had happened. I was a bit shaken, but she was alive. A bit shaken herself, but in the long run the "they won't do it again" philosophy did work and she steered clear of bending down to fish things out of the pool after that.

Overall, awesome trip. New Englad is, as always, a fun place to visit. Jersey Shore, Boardwalks, NYC, Yankee's Game.....ahhhh, good ole fashion family fun. I highly recommend it.

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