Tuesday, June 2, 2009

driving in cars making memories

Why do we travel 5 hours in a car with a child who, for the most part despises her carseat 4 children still in 5 point harnesses, and then think of it as fun?

To build memories. Duh.



And, I'm not talking about the type of memories that include twin 1 year olds stripping off their pajamas and dirty diapers and throwing them over the edge of their extra large pack-n-play that they were just tucked into for bed, while staying at a cabin with 2 other familes and their children.

Not those kind of memories.



The kind of memories that include itty bitty people walking/falling/swimming/splashing/crawling/stripping down to their Bob the Builder underwear (without you knowing) across the beginning of the mighty Mississippi:




The kind of memories that make you think back to what it must have felt like to snuggle with your 3 year old son in a parking lot next to your car's wheels while stopped for an ice cream and potty break:


Those kind of memories.


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And you thought I was kidding when I said Mondays and Tuesdays are the only days I do laundry around here. Here's round 1 of 4:


But for some reason, it's not as big of a deal when you can do it while sniffing a sweet zephyr of lilac from your neighbors backyard.

8 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Mmm. Lilacs.

I love hearing about your memories.

When are you going to drive to the delta of the Columbia River and see me?

xx

Mrs. Toro said...

Sounds like a fun time! I live about 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico....actually, we'll be playing in it this Friday!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

My boys have been in their skivvies in the headwaters many a time. That's such a fun place!

Stephanie said...

It's stressful,tiresome and crazy but you're right it's all about the memories! I can completely relate!

Anne said...

I don't remember how I stumbled across your blog, but I do love it. I have four children as well (ages two to ten) and run a B&B. I wouldn't mind spending so much time doing laundry if I had a view like that to do it in! But oh, what I would give to only do laundry two days a week...

Jessica said...

You've got quite the view from your deck. Beautiful.

Loukia said...

Lovely pics and post! And mmm, lilac trees are my favourite ever! I hear you on the laundry... seems I have that much do on a daily basis and I only have two kids!

gina said...

What fun- even the tossing stuff out of the playpen will make for funny memories... someday. ;) I never thought to fold the laundry outside- it would make it nicer...