On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Saturday, June 26, 2010

road trip

Traveling 2.25 hours to eat lunch in a restaurant for a family reunion with people I've never met then traveling back home the 2.25 hours.

Show of hands: how many of you think this trip is going to be fun?

what? none of you? you must know AB and Sissy quite well by now. Thanks for reading so faithfully!

No, I am not expecting this trip to go smoothly but there's a method behind my thinking. If I expect the worst then it can only get better and the idea is to end the day saying to my pillow, well gosh, it wasn't so bad afterall. Sissy's behaving quite nicely right now so there's hope.

I'm bringing the camera in the event that there are a few happy photo moments. For now, here's WG yesterday. (disregard my old camera and it's wonky date) This is after her very first haircut at a salon - she felt so pretty it unnerved her so she marched right outside and sat in the dirt under the trampoline with Gracie. WG is all boy in a girl body but I think she secretly liked being primped and preened.

2 comments:

GB's Mom said...

Good Lick with your adventure!

Debora said...

Aw, WG is darling! One can have cute hair (love the curls!) and be pampered a little bit and still love to play in the out-of-doors. That is DEFINITELY allowed.

I hope the reunion goes well. Maybe you'll meet some really great people!