A short recap of our family’s recent day trip to Kelleys Island, and – just for a fun twist – vicariously told through the eyes of my 2-year-old toddler.
Just so you know, I DO. NOT. STOP. Like the Energizer Bunny I keep going and going and going and going… <– (Hey, I know it’s cliché – but cut me some slack! I’m only 2!)
And even though my momma likes to take an afternoon nap (when I let her)
I can tell you with 100% absolute certainty that:
I DO NOT.
A Nap? Take it or leave it – that’s what I say. But my momma (a.k.a. the “Nap Nazi”) is a hard cookie to crack when it comes to those annoying (IMHO), break-up-a-perfectly-good-day naps. And it is because of this ridiculous toddler nap obsession that often I get dealt the “Grandparent Card.”
Yep. Left behind,
while momma and daddy go off
gallivanting with my older brother and sister.
Don’t believe me? I have layer upon layer of proof to back up my accusations.
A couple weeks ago they went to Cedar Point. Did they take me? Of course not!
And then there was that time not too long ago that they took off to Kalahari and all I got was this dumb photo of “Bumbo” (a.k.a. Dumbo, a.k.a. any elephant, a.k.a. I am slightly obsessed with “bumbos”).
Sure, they took me on that Disney Cruise last summer that they all rave about – but does that really count? I might argue NO considering:
a.) grandparents came on the trip and
awesome room called “Flounder’s Nursery.”
Anyhow, that little trip was for-ev-er ago! (I mean I was only, like 1 or something!)
Momentary Break in Tradition
So imagine my surprise when last Sunday morning they packed up the car with:
- A picnic lunch
- Swimming paraphernalia…
And I saw:
NO Grandma. No babysitter. Nada.
Nothing except me, my family, our bikes and eventually this enormous ‘OAT!*
* ‘OAT = Boat. Those darn “B’s! They’re WAY too hard for me to pronounce – they get me every time!
Eat your heart out Disney Cruise Line and Flounder’s Nursery! In my book, your ‘OAT don’t compare to this Bad Boy!
There was a lot of lounging on the back of my Daddy’s bike.
And an awesome sandy, beach with a shallow cove just perfect for non-life-jacket-wearin’ days.
I got to swim and play while my mom does this thing she refers to as:
(Really?! I mean sometimes she can be SO boring!)
I even got to drive this really cool ‘ar (for you non toddler-esk speaking peeps ‘ar = Car)
OK. So I lied.
I didn’t really get to drive.
But I did get to ride WITHOUT a CAR SEAT!
Whoot, whoot! Party in the back seat!
Oh, and did I mention:
Yes! It was a no-nap kinda day!
Seriously, NO MORE of this: “lets-leave-the-toddler-at-home-because-he-needs-a-nap-and-is-too-much-work-and-won’t-let-the-older-kids-enjoy-the-experience” thing.
I mean a nap? Really? Look at me!
Maybe my older brother and sister needed a little rest
on the boat ride back to the mainland – but me?
NOT. A. Chance!
All and all, definitely a trip to remember.
P.S. Shh. I have a little secret that my momma doesn’t know yet. –> I am SO over this whole nap thing! *insert evil laugh*
Leave a Comment: Can someone PLEEZE tell my parents to stop playing the “Grandparent Card!” I mean how many people really think (as they do) that it’s all about the nap anyway? (Geez, they are SO old fashioned!)
This week I am linking up to the #4 prompt from Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop: Ask your child what their favorite part of Summer has been and then blog about it.