At the beginning of a vacation, I always feel like I have all of the time in the world to do anything I want. A lil’ catalog shopping, checking up on a few facebook friends (and frienemies, lol!), getting enviable vacation photos… Here I am on my last day and I am regretting being so laid back and a fun mum this year, because there are so many pictures my friends will expect to see, and I just don’t have them. 😦 There is no silhouette of children jumping off the dock holding hands, no ice cream dripping on the hand shot, no sleeping with daddy in the hammock shot, no photo of a small hand wrapped trustingly in my beautifully manicured larger (but not overly large) hand. Why did I waste an entire day letting the children play, and another entire day with that miserable bitch, Kathy?
Yesterday I got the children up early and we constructed a boat out of some cardboard boxes and then spent several hours painting it. I hate it when these things look slapped together, so Merlin had to get that paint just perfect. We finished just before dinner and I managed to get the perfect shot of children’s carefree joy as they played together on a lazy summer day. I nearly lost it with Merlin because he leaned into a wet patch and got some on his sailor suit, but he was able to scrub it out last night.
This morning Röbby had planned a very early fly fishing excursion with the kids. He knows my opinion on very early anything, so he said I could sleep in. I managed to talk him out of taking the kids. He deserves a lil’ time to himself too and you just know Merlin would have scared the fish away with his incessant chatter. As soon as Röb left, I got everyone up and we went for a quick photo session with a nearby photographer. I wanted some fall shots, so the kids wore sweaters despite the heat. Hummus was pretending he was going to faint, which was hilarious!
I then put the boys in the car for an hour or so to have a little rest while we got a few quick shots for a modeling or maybe pageant portfolio.
Röb managed to spend hours fishing today and brought home no fish. Typical! He just went into town to get everything for a weenie roast. I hope he isn’t serious about the hot dogs, but you never know with that man! I am going to take a nice long shower and just relax from my stressful day.