Kids and Kayaking
I know it’s suppose to be wordless Wednesday but I feel like I have so much to talk about.. especially since we are still on vacation.. First of all let me tell you that I have had all of my kids sleeping through the night.. I can’t believe it. The sun is kicking their butts and I am for the first time in years watching T.V. after 8 o clock without hearing .. “MOMMY MOMMY MOMMY.” As you know we are staying with Brother and Sister in Law (Chelle) and our good friends Joanne and Bobby and their kids. Joanne and Chelle are my partners in crime
I am not a wussy mom !!! Let me rephrase that I am not a mom that is scared to let their kids do things but I’ll admit.. I was damn scared when my husband and brother in law decided to take the kids kayaking in THE OCEAN!!! That’s right.. AN OCEAN!! First know that I am a prissy girl.. I do have boys but I hate bugs, hate outdoorsy stuff and hate Oceans filled with sharks.. And my
ass of adventurous husband had to talk me into letting him take my kids out.. Doesn’t he know I just watched “Shark Week” on the Discovery channel and of course I caught the whole half hour about sharks off the coast of Virginia Beach. AHH!! (Followed by 5 minutes of cursing in Italian)
Thank God Chelle and Joanne talk me down. (Okay sat on me…)
Me: Can you believe he wants to take the kids out kayaking?
Chelle: They’ll be fine.. have some wine and enjoy just having one of the three kids for an hour.
Jo: They’ll be fine as long as they don’t have open wounds..lololol!!
Chelle: I’ll go watch them from the shore
Me: What the hell are you gonna do run out and save them like Pamela Anderosn on Baywatch?/
Chelle: No I’m going to make sure they’re all right.
So finally Chelle agrees to go on beach and watch. This makes me feel so much better.. But really think about it.. Why the HELL would this make me feel better… ??????????? My sister in law is 4’11 and weighs 90 pounds soaking wet.. how the hell would she save two kids from a shark attack when my husband capsizes the kayak????…. My poor babies covered in bug bites with little sun kissed noses will be tossed into a shark feeding frenzy…But hindsight’s 20/20…
An hour later….
Me: I’m calling the coast guard. where are they???
Jo: Go to the beach and see if you can see them..
(ALL OF THE SUDDEN I HEAR THEM BURST IN THE DOOR)
Kids: We had so much fun!!!!(Laughing)
Four hours later after showers and baths..
My Four year old Tommy: Mommy, do you know Daddy and I flipped over when we boated?
Me: Tommy don’t tell Mommy stories.
Tommy; No,it’s twue…but I popped right up..
Me: (Yelling) Bill you (a whole lot of Italian curses)!!! Did you flip my kids over in the kayak.??
Bill: Yeah but.. it was as we were coming back to shore.. What was that last name you called me?/ It sounded real bad!!! (He’s English)
I swear I hugged those boys so tight and I vowed not to watch Discovery channel and SHARK WEEK AGAIN !!!
Special love to Chelle and Jo who are the best vacay partners ever…
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Kids and Kayaking