Family Photo

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I'm Planning to Be Spontaneous!

I am the type of person who must have a plan for everything. I do not do anything without it being well thought out ahead of time. However, this past Friday, my hubby called me at 11:00 a.m. and said that we should go to Mammoth for the weekend with my family who was already up there. I was having a rough morning with the babies per my previous post and thought, hey I've already taken 3 hours of torture why not subject myself to 5 more torturous hours in a car with two babies for a drive to Mammoth. I don't know what made me say yes, but I did. What followed this phone conversation was mad rushing around the house to gather clothes, toiletries, blankets, portable cribs, food, etc. etc. for our trip. Maia cried as usual from her swing as she watched her crazy mom dash from room to room. Noah kept busy by taking each article of clothing out of the suitcase as I put them in and by making a trail of diapers throughout the house. By the time my husband got home, I looked like I had just run a marathon; sweat was running down my face and all I wanted to do was sleep. He finished packing while I fed the baby and off we went. As we pulled out of the garage at 1:30 p.m., my mind raced to try and think of all the things we may have forgotten. I willed myself to relax, breathe, and enjoy the drive, but the fact that I did not plan this was killing me. Amazingly, we made it up to Mammoth with only one 20 minute stop, one Maia melt down, and one illegal mommy incident (I will not tell you what that is, for fear that someone in Law Enforcement may read my blog). Our trip was wonderful. We relaxed, fished, shopped, and just hung out with the family. We had so many people from my family helping us out with the kids that I think I only changed 2 diapers the entire weekend. This was such a great experience that I have decided to start planning to be spontaneous more often. 


Jen Resendez said...

Yeah...I am so glad that you had a good time! Your family photo is super cute as well!

Sarah said...

Sometimes the chaos of packing and getting ready to go is overshadowed by the immense HELP it is, having other adults to care for and love on your kids with you!
Good for you guys!