Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Simple Question.


Mike: " So what do you think about me taking all the girls out camping on Friday?"

Me: Blank stare.

Mike: "You don't think it's a good idea?"

Me: Still dumbfounded.

Mike: "Cause if you don't want me to, I won't. I just thought it would be fun to take them out fishing with Matt and his girls."

Me: Finally able to speak through my utter shock, "Yes! Go! Now!"


Mike: "I told Matt we'd go, so I guess It's official. I think we're going to go out to Strawberry Reservoir, since a lake's probably a little safer than a river."

Cue 6:00 News lead story: "Search crews scoured Strawberry Reservoir all day for the body of a man who fell out of a boat on Memorial Day. It is now being called a recovery effort."

Me: "Yup. Probably MUCH safer."


Mike: "I guess I better make a list of things we need to get at the grocery store before we leave...Are you sure you think this is okay?"

Me: "You'll be fine, Dear. Just make sure Maggie gets her pill, you keep Bridget away from the water and the fire, you bring toilet paper, since you've got a bunch of girls who can't exactly pee on a tree with great ease, and you'll want to pack all of their blankets, jammies, pillows, and extra clothes, ooooh, probably extra shoes, too, for when they go running in the water after you've told them 3,000 times to back up, and make sure they've got sunblock on, take mosquito spray, oh, did I mention keep BOTH eyes on Bridget at all times? Sweetie, you'll have so much fun! Just don't let them out of your sight while you set up camp, make dinner, & get fishing poles ready, then help all 4 of them cast at the same time, keeping them from hooking each other--or you, for that matter--and don't forget to take the constellations book so they can check out the stars for their activity this week, which you probably won't be able to see until 10 or 11 pm, which is a little past their 8:00 bedtime, but they won't sleep that great on the cold hard ground anyway, so they'll probably be up a few times in the night complaining of the cold & needing to go potty--did you remember the toilet paper?--so they might be a little cranky by the time you get them up and dressed and warming up by the fire, but I'm sure by the time you get them fed breakfast, and find a great fishing spot, they won't complain too much, and they can hopefully catch a few fish to bring home with you after you clean up the dishes, take down camp, pack it all back in the car, all while keeping an eagle eye on them and especially that "spirited" little Bridget of ours.'re gonna have a GREAT time! Don't forget to take the camera, Honey, and take pictures of EVERYTHING you do and see!"

1 comment:

Marcie said...

I'm hoping you really just left it at "Yes.Go.NOW!" :)