Catching Up

I should be cleaning the bathrooms right now, but I missed you, so I will forgo wiping pee from toilet seats and instead spend this time having coffee and catching up, all because I love you.

Can you believe we are eleven days into August, already? Me, neither. My kids are starting their second week of summer CCD, which is awesome! What? You don’t have summer CCD, two weeks of ¬†reasonably priced morning camp where your kids go to church every morning and are forced to be nice. I don’t know who thought of this one, but I guess they’ve been taking the school year extracurricular activities, seriously, in this town, for some time now, because two weeks in the summer sure beats every Monday at 4pm during the school year.

We also traveled to Ocean City, MD, again, with my husband’s family the last week of July. IMG_3237Thankfully, we had some good weather so the kids could soak up sunshine and cousin time. IMG_3198This year, we did a lot of touristy things, because why not?

Touristy things also means shopping at the local Ron Jon because I forgot my daughter's bathing suits. I have told you what an efficient packer I am, right?

Touristy things also means shopping at the local Ron Jon because I forgot my daughter’s bathing suits. I have told you what an efficient packer I am, right?

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IMG_3368IMG_3342We also decided to skip the rides, since we do them at the other Ocean City, and instead rent a boat for the day. Isn’t it awesome that you can just rent a boat? ¬†IMG_3290And a tube.IMG_6189Sitting on the boat was the most relaxing part of the vacation.IMG_3321

No tubing for her, but she wanted to take a turn sitting in it.

No tubing for her, but she wanted to take a turn sitting in it.

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It was a good time, but I came home sick and only started to feel better, yesterday. Actually, everyone’s been sick at varying times over the past few weeks, except for my husband. It started the weekend of the garage cleaning with Second Son. I was concerned. But after my oldest started with a fever two days later, I breathed a sigh of relief realizing that, in fact, it was not Hantavirus, contracted from that mess we called a garage, but just a regular old summer virus. Then, my daughter got it, and Hantavirus turned into meningitis. Do not, I repeat, do not google “fever for three days and headache” unless you are prepared to lie in bed for eight hours worrying that your daughter has contracted a deadly virus, while you have been pumping her with Advil, believing she only had some dinky summer virus.

So, the morning we were set to leave for MD, I was trekking to the doctors to make sure my Little Lady was ready for travel. The doctor assured me that, indeed, it was just a summer virus. So, off we went for five and half hours of traffic hell that we repeated exactly one week later.IMG_3157 There is just no good road to the DE and MD beaches on a Saturday.

Little Lady perked up half way through the vacation, just as I began to feel as if I had an elephant on my chest. I’m glad I’m starting to feel better because summer time is not going to last forever.

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