Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Of moon pies, chlorine and throw-up...

Wow! Talk about your unrelated items! Well, trust me on this one, these three things are definitely related!

The children and I left yesterday morning for Gallatin, TN to see Rob. He is there for training for his job. This was going to be a quick trip to see him for a short time and then come right back today. Ya know, a hotel room just isn't quite roomy enough for 6 people for a long stretch of time... So, we left early, stopped at McDesperate's for a quick hotcakes breakfast, drove to Chattanooga where we got snacks (Cheetos, Moonpie, York Peppermint Patty, PopTarts and Pemmican beef jerky). I know, Gross! Hindsight is 20/20, yada yada yada. In my defense, this was the first time EVER in the history of my parenting that I have allowed my children to choose their own snack. Now I remember why I made the rule in the first place. Let's just say they chose poorly!

And then we arrived at the hotel where we shucked our clothes in favor of swimsuits and headed to the pool. Sophia and Kirk have just recently discovered the joys of jumping in the pool over and over and over again. My new pool-side mantra is, "Keep your mouth closed. You don't need to drink the nasty pool water." Apparently I should have added, "and if you do get water in your mouth, spit it out and don't swallow." Again, hindsight is 20/20...

So, what do you get when you combine McNasty's hotcakes with Moonpies, chlorinated pool water and O'Charley's chicken fingers and frenchfries? You get Sophia throwing up in the hotel at 10:00pm. On her blanket. And her pajamas. And her hair.

But amazingly, she felt fine this morning. Just in time for our marathon drive back home. Oh and guess what we had for snacks on the way back? Apples and water!

Ewwwwww. Hindsight...ewwwwww.
Oh Sherri! How stressful!!
BTW: did you change your e-mail address? I sent you an email on Monday and haven't heard back from you.
(My boys are at the jump-in-the-pool-repeatedly stage, too. . .)
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