Just to see her smile…
Camping …The Bad, The Fun, The Menories
Today, I had to suck it up for memories.
I am cold.
I am on a cot.
In the dark.
My nose hurts. Wait….It REALLY HURTS!
My toe is throbbing.
There is an airplane getting ready to land in my room (that would be the fan and why it is still on I’m not sure) .
I was stung by 2 wasps while trying to get a picture if our girls. I was bitten by fire ants while trying to make s’mores with our girls. These were the low parts of my day.
But now, after ice packs and benydral, I am looking back… and thinking I actually made memories for myself too…not just for Mia and her friends, but for my life as a Mom.
I got to hang out with some great new Moms that I usually only get to say ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ to at school. We now have lots of “next time” lists the next time we do something like this together.
I got to spend time with Mia. Just me and her. No one else. It’s actually so much harder to do now that she has 3 siblings…
I got to hear Mia laugh and experience her being a kid and enjoying what being a kid should be about: having fun.
I really didn’t want to come ( broken toe was not in the camping plan.)
And I kept trying to think of ways we could leave early… Trust me the wasp thing was my ticket home.
But… I sucked it up in the name of Memories. It’s not about me any more. It had t been for a long time. What I wouldn’t do to hear any one of my kids laugh.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at! Glad I came. I will come back… Slightly more prepared. I’ve got 1 year (going on 2) as a Girl Scout leader under my belt…
I’m sure I’ll have more memories than I know what to do with later on. And I’m sure that I’ll be glad I stayed to make them happen… Just to see her smile!