Okay, so I was home for a whole entire day and a half, before leaving for our first family summer vacation in, well, forever, giving myself enough time to:
- unload my suitcases
- wash clothes
- drop Doofus-Dawg off at his country canine cousins' house
- take my teens shopping for last minute vacation-y sort of stuff
- [deep breath, exhale]
- clean the house
- because, coming home from vacation to a messy house is worse
- and THEN reload suitcases all over again
In an attempt to ignore the pain in my lower back and the constant throbbing in my pinky toe -- long story, short (you're welcome!) I fell down the stairs at Melisa's house and we were both surprised to learn that I had only broken my toe -- I tried to focus on stuff to help keep me from passing out while dodging packs of squeeing tweens at Forever 21:
- I cannot WAIT to sloooooooooow down and disconnect
- to not have to worry about stuff other than whether it is low or high tide
- which directly affects where we park our beach chairs
- or not, whatevvvvvvvvvvvver
Guess what? Disconnecting is harder than you may believe -- especially when traveling with teens, or pretending that social media has not become an important part of our life and perhaps not in the way that most people think.
Not for nothing, but I've been blogging for 10 years (as of September 1st) so I'm cashing in my seasoned-blogger card in declaring: being active in social media does not necessarily mean making it ALL about you.
It's for me: remembering the little things that help carry us (mostly me) through the tougher times, for when its seems like we argue, complain or fight our way through every conversation.
It's for them: to perhaps serve as a little reminder that their mother was and could still be very, very playful.
It's for us: because the window of opportunity for our spending any amount of time together...in one place and at the same time...is getting smaller and smaller, by the second.
So, I am very, very sorry to have to tell you...dear internets...it's never really been about my showing you how awesome we are...rather than more about our remembering how truly awesome we are, together.
Oh, and that I am also a professional dork: which means sometimes sharing stupid stuff that perhaps makes you feel a little better...about being yourself.
To think...I have a whole 6 more days left...you're welcome!!!
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