Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Liveblogging my vacation

We are on vacation at Bass Lake this week with my sister's family. It's a week I've been looking forward to since we left our vacation at Bass Lake last year. Today, I decided to liveblog a day of our vacation. Or I guess more like "livejournal" the day, to later type into a blog post, because I couldn't really take my laptop on the boat, at least not without repercussions...
6:45am - Kids wake up. Ok, somebody please tell me at what age do kids get the concept of sleeping in on vacation?
6:48am - Try to figure out rental cabin's TV remote for some cartoons for the kids, and possibly a bit more sleep for the parents. Never give up hope, I say.
7:12am - Finally get one of the TVs to work and get a show rolling for the kids.
7:13am - Decide to fire up my PC, now that I'm wide awake. At least I can relax and surf the internet a little while the kids watch a show.
7:15am - Start hearing chimes of "I'm hungry!"
8:15am - Everyone is fed, kids are playing puzzles and discussing what they want to be when they grow up. Professions include Mommy, Chef, Pet Doctor and Big. Who knew "big" was a profession?
8:30am - Read a comment on my latest post. Wonder if I alienated anyone who might have been offended by the word cunt. Too late now.
8:40am - Get sucked into reading blogs, and start to run out of distractions for the kids. Decide we better start getting ready to go out on the boat.
8:45am - Get mooned by my brother-in-law while attempting to ask my sister what we should pack for lunch.
10:10am - Kids dressed, sunscreen applied, cooler loaded, bags packed, ready to go. Yes, it took that long.
10:30am - Unload 10 floatation devices, 7 beach chairs, 1 beach umbrella, 25 sand toys and 5 kids onto the beach.

10:35am - Mooned again by my brother-in-law because he knows I'm liveblogging and wants to be included in the post.

10:36am - Realize that I forgot to put my own sunscreen on.

11:00am - Get a call on my cell phone, that I only have with me so I can log the time for these insane entries. It's Jessica, so I'm happy that I had my phone with me. She cracks me up, then we get back to swimming.

11:30am - The Dads take Seesa, Sejal and Jayne for a swim across the cove. Now's my chance to sit down for a few minutes of uninterrupted time. Nope. Milly needs to poop. Portable potty is really just for kid's who need to pee, and Milly is wearing a swim diaper that I can just change...so we just do this.

1:30pm - Load up floaties, chairs, umbrella, toys and kids for a cruise around the lake. Kids and parents take turns riding in, as Raj called it, the "Salami Blaster". There's a joke there somewhere, I'm just too tired to think of what it is.

3:00pm - Dock the boat back at the cabin, and take a swim in the cove.

3:45pm - As I'm enjoying a moment with Seesa riding with me on a floatie, she announces "I just peed on Mommy!" Nice.

3:50pm - Back in the cabin for baths and showers.

4:00pm - Give the girls french braids after their baths. This is one of the best parts of my vacation, having the time to leisurely style my kids' hair without rushing through one routine after another.

6:30pm - Dinner was fantastic, kids are playing quietly on the upper deck of the cabin, and the parents are sitting around the table talking about how nice it is that the kids play more independently now, and how much easier it is as they are getting older. Dundundundun...famous last words.

6:45pm - Jayne comes down and suspiciously asks for some water, followed by Seesa walking in with writing on her face and arms. What the??? We quickly learn that the kids decided to draw on Seesa and Milly, the extent of which we only discovered after putting them in the bath. They had graffiti all over their bodies. Jayne seemed to be the primary artist, as "Jayne Rocks" was scrawled across Seesa's tummy, and Milly donned "Bass Lake on her chest. I was dying to take a picture of it, but my husband thought that would send the wrong message. Whatever.

7:00pm - Kids are re-bathed and headed to bed. In separate rooms. Without dessert.

7:30pm - Parents sit down on the couch and laugh our asses of about the body graffiti. Break open another bottle of wine. Roast some s'mores (sorry kids). Turn on a movie.

If you got to this point, God bless you. I guess this is why people line up guest posts for their vacations. So readers don't have to be subjected to the blog equivelent of the family vacation pictures slideshow.

Good night!


Melissa said...

That's awesome! Those are the best kind of vacations. And marker comes off. Eventually...

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

I made it through! Much of it sounded eerily similar to our lake weekends--including the "peed on Mommy" part, unfortunately. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Issas Crazy World said...

No actually, I kinda love it.

Jayne rocks!!! Yes, she does. LOL.

Oy and I think it's about 12...the age where they get the sleeping in during vacation. Of course that's about the same time they become absolute monsters to wake up in the morning.

AmazingGreis said...

The daughter is going to love that potty picture one day. She really is. LOL

Glad ya'll are having a great time on vacation. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Headless Mom said...

My husband has always wanted to take all of us to Bass Lake. Guess we should go!

Christy said...

Oh my god I'm laughing my ass off at those kids too. Body graffiti? Love it! hahaha! I want some smores now...

butwhymommy said...

Sounds like a fun vacation, except for getting peed on. Can you mail me some smores? Please, please, pretty please.

Andrea said...

I love it! I can't wait until Blythe is a little older so we can go on fun family vacations like that.

Kari Rocks!

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

Sorry. My pinky hit enter before I was done. heh heh

Kate Coveny Hood said...

This was a little like Twitter. Not that I would know from experience because when I accepted a couple of new "followers" I saw that my last tweet was from 18 days ago. I'm the worst twitterer...

I think this all sounds fabulous. As much as I love my babies - I can't wait until they are real kids who don't require my direct involvement in everything they do. Or at the very least, I look forward to closing the bathroom door.

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

Awesome "live" post!

I'm really just shocked that you were only sucked into blogland for 5 minutes. What's your secret???

LOL @ the guest blogger bit. You may very well be right. But this really is entertaining!


anymommy said...

I wanna come!! Sleep well, have fun tomorrow.

I am Janeen... said...

Jay mooned you? The same Jay that I know? Having a hard time picturing this, not that I really want to...

Maura said...

I'll take your vacation post over a guest post any day! Sounds like you had a great time and it was fantastic to get a taste of it here. :-)

Zip n Tizzy said...

Now see, this is what I think you guys should have put in the guest book. That woman thought she could fill 4 pages with her entire vaction.
This was all one day!


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