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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Trip to the Ocean...

For those of you that know me in real life, you already know that when we took a recent trip to the Ocean....Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to be exact, I didn't have a stellar vacation.

Rainman and the kids had an awesome time.

I did not, for various,  too detailed and whiny reasons to go into here.  But, it boils down to the fact that I really ended up doing the same things I do at home:  cooking, cleaning, laundry and following little people around to the activities they wanted to do.

Don't get me wrong.  I love doing those things for my family, but, I wanted a break.  I wanted other people to take care of me and clean up after me.  I wanted to do something that I wanted to do.  Whine.  Whine.  Whine.

The worst part was that the rest of my family was clueless about how I was feeling until I managed to blow up one day at the waterpark because they were bugging me to go on the waterslide.  I even did the finger shaking thing at them.  That is so not me.

stock vector : Retro or vintage cartoon mom or mother shaking her finger as if mad, angry or upset.
(Except I didn't look nearly this cute or happy....remember I was in my swim suit......)

Anyway, Rainman and I ended up having a good talk about it after he opened his eyes and realized that yes, he and the kids were having a fabulous time and I was doing the "same old, same old" in a hotel room.

It wasn't awful the whole time here are some pictures of our visit to the ocean.

There was a whipped cream eating contest....

None of my children emerged victorious....but then didn't seem to care!

A-man discovered his love of all things pirates...

The girls became princesses....

Got to spend time with Grandma....

This was the view from our room....wonderful!  Traveling in the off season is super helpful for that sort of thing.

I learned that S-girl gets cold sores.

I learned that A-girl and my mother-in-law can consume really large servings of food with no leftovers.

Seriously.  No leftovers.  In that thing there are burgers and grilled cheese and fried eggs, plus there are fries that you can't see hiding behind the "burger"!

I learned that I really love the ocean.  Listening to it, watching it (plus I got to see some dolphins) and playing in the sand with my girls....

That D-man and Rainman look a lot alike...

Except the differences in their outfits, cracks me up!

We all decided that there was just something about the ocean that we loved.

I learned that V-girl always has something to say.

I am thankful that we were able to take a vacation at all.  Selfishly though, I am hoping that I will get a little more vacation time time.