Travel

Who doesn’t love to travel?  We take one family trip a year to Ocean City, MD in September.  My husband and oldest daughter are into going to car shows and one weekend a year there is a major car show down there that we all attend.  It’s not just fun for them, its fun for us all.

 

There is so much to do there.  They have miniature golf, the shops on the boardwalk, and my favorite, the beach.  I love the beach in Ocean City.  It is so clean and pretty.

There are many different restaurants to visit as well.  We usually just grab Burger King or McDonalds our first night there.  We usually arrive late because it’s a 6 hour drive, and with the kids… yeah.  We cook dinner as well, because we stay in an actual apartment.  It costs about half as much as a hotel would, and there is more room for us to spread out.  Plus, the apartments we stay in allow pets which are great for our pups!

Great time with great friends!  Can’t wait to go next month!

Where do you like to travel to?

 

First Day of Kindergarten

I was suppose to be getting two, beautiful little girls ready for their first day of kindergarten today.  I only had to get one ready for kindergarten, because the other had to leave us to be an angel.

My five year old woke up very excited this morning.  Not only was it her first day of kindergarten, but the tooth fairy came last night, because she lost her third tooth.  She ate her breakfast and drank her milk.  We went up to her room to pick out her clothes, purple pants and a pink shirt.  What would her sister have chosen to wear?  I would like to think she would have picked pink pants and a purple shirt.   

We did our hair and brushed our teeth.  It was time to get lunch packed and snack too.  Amberly had a cheese sandwich, she’s a picky eater, pudding cup, and a juice box.  What would Arianna have wanted for lunch?

We went outside to take the first day of school pictures.  Amberly did all of her crazy poses.  I wonder what Arianna’s crazy poses would be?  We waited for the bus to come.  I was sad to see that Amberly was the only kindergartner at the bus stop.  I would have been nice to see her and Arianna playing while waiting for the bus.

We met the teacher and just before we all left I noticed there was a set of identical twin girls in her class.  Then we saw another set of identical twin girls in the hallway.  I was trying so hard to hold back my tears.  It was not fair.  I should have gotten to see my identical twin girls start kindergarten today.  I feel cheated, and hurt.  I try my best to be happy for Amberly and try to make a big deal of her triumphs.  It’s just really hard sometimes, because she should be sharing them with Arianna.  I am sad for all three of us.

It’s going to be a rough school year.

Photo: First day of kindergarten @sara_slomski  @markslomski  @kallistaslomski

Thoughts From My Teenage Daughter

“Boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.” – The Catcher in The Rye

Honestly, this quote makes a lot of sense to me. Mostly because funerals aren’t for the dead, they’re for the living. What a lot of people just don’t understand is that funerals are not to honor the dead. Funerals are held nowadays to console the living. No one is putting flowers on your casket or coffin for you. They are putting them there to comfort themselves. The flowers and gifts laid out for you in death are just a silent apology for all of the words that were never spoken. They’re left there for all of the actions that were done, or that were left undone by the people who lay them there. Most people, when you die, are going to cry for you, yes. The question you have to ask yourself, however, is: Are they crying because I am dead, or are they crying because I am no longer there to continue to provide whatever service it is that made them love me in the first place? For someone, you were there child. You provided them with laughter, joy, and pride. For another person, you are there friend. You offered loyalty, honesty, companionship, and maybe even advice. Many people will not cry because you’re dead. Many will just cry because you are no longer there to give advice. You are no longer there to make them laugh. Humans are selfish. Even in the matters of death. -Sara Kristine Slomski

Ramblings of a Worn Out Mom

What am I thinking?  I am thinking that I have no idea what to write about this week.  I have been sitting here, in m living room, lap top open for an hour now, and I am at a loss.

I could go on and on about the kids going back to school.  I don’t really want to write about the hottest backpack, clothes, uniforms, shoes, and must haves for this school year.  Those topics have been written about so much lately.

I could write about how my kids cannot follow simple instruction.  Preteen come help me does not mean teen come help me and tell your sister you are closer so you should have been called.  Then again, I draw a blank.

I could write about what a long, stressful, busy week it has been.  I am back to working a full time job, coming home making dinner, and doing the whole family thing.  I work in healthcare.  I love my job.  I has just been a really busy week.  I work on the busiest unit in the facility.  We are lucky to sit down for a break.  Running around a facility, caring for residents 7.5 hours a day, after having most of the summer off, man, my body is sore.

Now, I’m thinking that it is past my bedtime.