Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Why, oh, Why, oh, did I ever leave Ohio?

“You know that kid Liam who wears pajama pants to school and pays for things with hundred dollar bills? Two fun parents. Mark my words.” -Claire, Modern Family


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J had a three day weekend, and that man can not stay home for three days straight. His initial plan was to head back to St Louis because the girls ask every day, "Can we go back to the Magic House?" Every day. But my kids only have one fun parent. And we do not live close to St Louis. So my compromise was the children's museum in Cincinnati. And I grumbled about it the next few days anyway.

As it turns out, J was right on the money. We had a great time--my kids are lucky to have him. And he forces me to be the kind of mom that I really would like to be but so often don't have the energy to pull off on my own initiative. I always laugh with my sister about how she and J are so alike--if those two were married, there would be no end to the last minute road trips and snow forts. I like to think he and I balance each other out. You know, I make sure there are car snacks and clean underwear involved. :) (Not that my sister would forget the clean underwear. She's just kind-of the whole package!)

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Goldilock's idea of vacation activities mostly included cleaning and cooking in the play kitchen.


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4 comments:

Tara Ann said...

Her hair is amazing-unreal! We went there before...it was great fun!

Melissa said...

Oh Ashely, you and I are much the same. I almost wonder if I used to like to have fun or if I have always preferred order and ease. I would always rather stay home and clean than go skiing. I'm so glad Jason is here to do the fun things with my kids that I seem to avoid. (then again, maybe because we are the ones who do all of the background work, and the catch up work when the fun is over is why we are reluctant:)) PS I miss the magic house too!

Randy, Alanna, Keira, and Braden said...

We are so glad you guys came. We had sush a great weekend, plus it gave me a good excuse to not take down Christmas yet. Keira keeps wondering why she can't play with the girls all the time. We will have to come visit before baby boy pace comes.

Erin said...

Oh my goodness, that is too funny about the clean underwear. You are such a funny writer!