Wednesday, July 18, 2007

She'll be coming 'round the mountain (cause the van's too heavy to go up!)

Today we packed…and packed and packed and packed. I think my kids believe that because we are actually bringing the kitchen sink in a camper behind our van, that they should be able to bring everything else.

They are trying, but I am resisting. The kids are bringing every pair of shorts, flip flops and tank tops they own, because they’re Texans and simply don’t believe they won’t need them. They can’t seem to understand that in the mountains it might actually be cold. It is a shocking thought, but I assure them it is the truth.

So the packing goes like this…they pack the summer tank tops, swimsuits and shorts, and I pack the jeans and jackets. So we basically have every piece of clothing they own…all four of them…in one pull behind camper. We have also filled this small pull behind camper with enough groceries to feed my family of 6, (that eats like a pack of wild dogs). And now my poor little ford E350 12 passenger van is going to have to pull it up the mountains…and quickly. Actually not necessarily quickly, just quicker than my husbands brothers are doing it, because they are not competitive or anything.

I have to tell you that the week before vacation is quite possibly the main reason a mother looks like she NEEDS a vacation (or a sanitarium) by the time the get out the door.


Halfmoon Girl said...

Camping is a lot of fun, but hard work to get there! Lots of planning,etc. We usually tent, but this year have a 5th wheel with fridge, stove, so I think it will be less work in a lot of ways. Last year I remember standing at the picnic table washing dishes, watching our youngest crawl around in the dirt while my hubby took the kids fishing. I was wondering when I was going to get to relax. This year when we go, I will also be playing in a women's soccer tournament, so I should be able to have some time for myself- if I don't perish from heat exhaustion while running around in the heat!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Gee, I was kinda rude- talked on about myself! Hope you all have a fabulous time!

Tricia said...

You were not rude Halfmoon girl, and I am totally impressed that you play soccer. My 16 year old son lives for soccer.

I would be the coolest mom on the planet (in his book) if I played. :o)

And let me tell you, camping with a kitchen and potty is absolutely the way to go!

I will never go back to tent camping. :o) I'm totally spoiled now.

Jenny in Ca said...

my kids pack in the same style as yours it seems. I usually have to go through and re-pack for them.

have a great vacation!!