I took the kids on a road trip to Idaho to visit friends and I’d like to present a list of awards I put together to commemorate a weekend filled with 10+ hours of driving, 2 nights/3 days in a hotel with the kids minus my other half, countless trips to the pool, and a depleted pocket book. The award goes to…:
Award for Best Conversation goes to:
Maile and Laina! These two crack me up with their sisterly dialogue, but I think this conversation perfectly captures both of their personalities.
Maile: You wanna play seals?
Laina: Yeah I’m the baby seal!
Maile: Okay, what kind of seal you wanna be? Gray seal? Harp seal?
Laina: Ugh! I don’t know I just wanna be a seal!
Maile: Okay, so maybe a gray seal?
Maile: Okay gray seals are endangered so…but you don’t have to be endangered if you don’t want to…
Award for Most Entertaining Instagram Comments goes to:
Award for best hotel view goes to:
Our room! This was a Groupon well spent!
Award for Most Nagging Thought while driving goes to:
Maile’s principal! We got a letter from the kids school letting us know they were alarmed by how much school Maile has missed. Maile doesn’t get sick and miss a day of school, Maile gets sick and she misses a week of school. She’s got a sensitive little immune system, but I didn’t realize this was an abnormal amount of school to miss (18 days this year). How concerned do I need to be?
Award for Best Song of the Weekend goes to:
Award for Temper Tantrum of the Weekend goes to:
Kainoa! For screaming at me to put his shoes on NOW.
And again to Kainoa for screaming because we didn’t turn his movie on first.
And again to Kainoa for screaming at me for putting him in time out when I yelled ‘no’ and ran away after I asked him to stop running at the pool.
And again to Kainoa for screaming at me in McDonald’s for 20 minutes for not getting him a drink or food when he told me he didn’t want a drink or food and then changed his mind after the drinks and food had been ordered.
Thank you Kainoa for screaming, “I don’t WANT your drink!! Your drink is DISGUSTIIING!” and also “THIS is why I call you Ugly!!” and also “GET me a drink and when I GET it I’m going to DUMP IT ON YOUR HEAD like you did to ME when I was LITTLE!!!!” and then this gem, “THIS is why I want to PUNCH you in the FACE!!”
I have to say it’s been an honor being your mother Kainoa, but you’ve made it abundantly clear we have quite a bit of work to do.”
Award for Best Looking Kids goes to…
These guys! No one else in the world is adorable enough to make me forget what a huge hassle it is to travel across the state with little ones, but every year I look forward to doing it all over again. Way to go kids!
Don’t get ugly.