Sunday, October 03, 2010

I Heart Camping

Larry took the 3 youngest kids camping this weekend. 

That's right.  Go ahead, be jealous.  I was left home for 36 hours with only a helpful, self-amusing 13-year-old for company.   I cleaned baseboards, edited photos, went out to eat, knitted, and read.  The experience was, in a word, glorious.

Try to understand: no one interrupted me the entire weekend.

And then, as icing on the cake, I wasn't home this afternoon when  Rachel threw up.   Larry - who had just finished hauling all the camping gear out of the car and into the house - had to handle it.

Better than Christmas...

[Image credit: Zazzle]


  1. I'm with you. Camping rocks - the one week trips are especially wonderful!

  2. Totally...

  3. For a minute there, I was having flashbacks of camping with a sick child. In a tent. At midnight.

    Way to win the lottery!

  4. That is Christmas, Birthday, Mothers Day all rolled into one.
    Could you please get rid of the stomach bug before we come up ? Thanks :)
    Littlest kiddo came home about a week ago telling me someone in his class had puked. I *think* I've stopped waiting for the onset at our house...

  5. Holy cats! You were home practically ALONE?!?! while the others were away in a TENT!?!?! I'm speechless with joy for you!

  6. I uh . . .MMM . . .I. Am. So. Happy. For you. Really. That's great.


  7. Oh, the aloneness of it all! I am very happy for you.

    I have just realized that I can't wait till all the kids leave the's a matter of mere months at this point. If anyone had told me I would be looking forward to this day five years ago, I never would have believed them. Oh, the quiet...the uninterrupted hours...Life is too good!

  8. Plus, you probably have them feeling sorry for you because you missed all the camping fun.

  9. Only a veteran mom would consider 36 hours "the entire weekend." Of course, no one has left me alone for more than 2 hours in an eternity, so I'm all over being envious. And planning a getaway pronto.

  10. ok, this made me laugh out loud. Yes. better than Christmas...
    I actually came across this blog once with no clue it was you.
    I am going grey too. And sneak in crochet when I can (as opposed to your knitting) I am no longer that naive momma you once met throwing up inside my car either....I know why some animals eat their young!

  11. Oh, I remember that vomit incident. And you swore you would never get pregnant again. But you did!