Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 2 House B

Everyone's present and accounted for. My favorite line of last night came from age 5 "I can't WAIT until you see my new PAJAMAS!" Also priceless was the look on her face when presented with a box of 64 Crayolas. The puppet show that was happening took a turn something like "And then their friend was drawing and they stopped to watch her."

Age 10 and 8 played the wii we brought. I occasionally have to remind Mr. Sophanne that they don't have to do it the "right way" to have fun with it.

He so very much wanted to spend the evening at Wildwood and it took every bit of "honey do you really thinks..." to convince him that looking at the rides and fun through a raging thunderstorm really wouldn't be much fun.

This morning they are at the beach and I stayed home with the dog and made a giant salad. I wish I could like the beach more but I really don't. I like having it near me. I just am not into hot and sand and sunscreen and itchy sticky and maybe having a fish swim into you at the ocean. All that work just to feel like a whale in a bathing suit? Not for me.

Sadly this VRBO (vacation rental by owner) has not turned out as well as others have in the past. Safety concerns left the kids and the mama sleeping downstairs in the living room. There will be words with the owner later- I'm trying not to let my frustration at not getting what we paid for ruin the family fun mood.

Day 3? So far so good. More giggles and cuddling to come. And hopefully Wildwood tonight!


Yarnhog said...

VRBOs can be hit or miss. We've generally been lucky. Sorry yours sucks.

I'm not a huge fan of the beach, either--at least not during the summer time. Too hot, too crowded, too inconvenient. But I love the beach in winter, and I love taking the dogs to the beach to run and play.

Anonymous said...

On the up side likely the kids will remember the fun they had and not the substandard rental.
Happy Wildwooding.

JelliDonut said...

Is there anything better than the box of 64 crayons? Maybe 64 skeins of yarn but that's in my dreams.

vanfox23 said...

I so agree with you about the beach. We went to Summersville lake this weekend and there was a swimmers beach. We took the kids and I did get in the water. It was really clear which is good...I won't get in water if I can't see what is swimming around my feet. The sand sucks. I like laying on a towel on the sand but to be all wet out of the water walking on it and it sticking to your feet. Not to mention other places we had to wash sand out of....yeah I'm not a big fan of beaches either. I'd rather just sit in a chair and enjoy the sounds.... Hope the rest of your vaca goes well!!!!

Roxie said...

My experience of beaches has been so different. On the Oregon coast, the beach is usually overcast, windy and around 55 degrees. The water is so cold that you loose sensation in your feet and they turn an interesting shade of purple. You can wear a swimsuit if you want to, but you're likely to wear it under a sweatshirt and a windbreaker. You walk along the wet sand looking for agates and beach glass, and then you run back to the car or the motel and huddle over the heater.

Lakes? They're all glacier melt, and the beach, if there is one, is mud. Wheee!

And then I went to Hawaii. Warm water! I could not believe it. Warm water! I don't care about the sand or the sticky stuff or any of that. WARM WATER!! Now i get why people love the beach.