Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fun Times

After our fun family outing to the feedlot last week, I made every attempt to plan our next getaway that would top the excitement of visiting our heifers.

Every farm family vacation is really a business trip in disguise, so usually I just wait for a piece of equipment to break before I head to town to complete our other errands. This week's excuse to make the three-hour drive to Wal-Mart is a little more complicated than most, though.

We made the difficult decision to have two of our children's tonsils and adenoids removed. But because we live so far away from. . . well, from anything. . . I scheduled dentist appointments as well. Yesterday I loaded up kids and luggage and set off for the city.

Three hours later, I was dragging my kids through Target wondering where I come up with these ideas.

The dentist went fairly smoothly, and one child is now missing two of the teeth she had when we arrived. She needs two more extractions, so in true farm wife style, I scheduled that appointment for the same day all four kids will visit the opthamologist next month. I'm sure looking forward to that.

Then we were off to the hotel room, where we rode the elevator just for fun and fascinated my deprived children with the door that magically unlocks with a plastic card.

Now, following a delicious breakfast of Jello and popsicles, we are waiting to depart for the surgery center.

I'm pretty sure the best parts of this little outing are already over.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the patience to drive three hours home tomorrow with two kids who are feeling crummy and two kids who are jealous of the attention the others are receiving.

Amen.

7 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

At least your kids could have jello and popsicles before the surgery - mine couldn't have a thing. It was a very long morning.....I can tell you that much. HOpe all went well
Kris

Susan said...

Bless you, Erin.

fawndear said...

I agree with Susan! Bless you! Making a vacation out of surgery takes one very imaginative mommy. Best wishes for your car ride home to be uneventful!

Dawn said...

Praying for you today and tomorrow.

Blessings, Erin!

Jenny said...

Man, that's going to be a FUN trip! NOT!!! LOL!! Good luck!

Mum-me said...

Riding the elevator just for fun - it's not only country children who like to do that! Hope the two who had procedures are feeling better, and the other two can understand why their siblings got extra attention.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Sending happy thoughts your way for ALL of you!!! Prayers for quick healing also.

My teens still embarrass me when they are near an escalator!!

 
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