Monday, August 30, 2010

Not Me! Monday.....Amusement Park Edition....

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

Not Me! Monday is the blog carnival created by MckMama as a way of "admitting" some of those, oh so memorable moments during the week you wish you could forget! Hop on over, link up, and join in the fun!

I'll start!

This week, it was Not Me! who didn't tell her children that their Grandma and Grandpa were going to treat them to a weekend at Hershey Park!

There's no way it was me who secretly packed all the bags and loaded the car, while my husband was at work and the kids were next door playing.....no way would I do that to myself! I know children need time to adjust to exciting news, so there's no way I'd spring a trip to an Amusement park on them, say, 5 minutes before we were gonna head out! Not Me! I know better than to set myself up for a nearly 4 hour car trip with four shocked children who are boinging off the walls like little caffeinated monkeys on trampolines! What thinking parent would do that to herself? Not Me!

Nor was it me who decided to let the toddler drive her first car.....

Since she was obviously much too small, it couldn't have been me encouraging her to steer the car, because I thought it would be a cute photo! I NEVER try to convince my children to do charming and oh-so-sweet things, just because I think it may look cute on camera! Not Me!

Finally, it wasn't me who attempted to get a cute photo of all four children before we left for the park from the hotel room. It couldn't have been me! As you all read here I learned my lesson a couple weeks ago about trying to get a nice photo of my whole crew when all by myself! There's no way I'd put myself through that misery again, not so soon after my last attempt, and ESPECIALLY not when the kids were all chomping at the bit to get into the amusement park! NOT ME!


So, how about you? Hop on over to MckMama's blog, and see what everyone else has NOT been doing this past week!


Anonymous said...

We only live about 45 minutes from Hershey, but haven't been there in years. I am glad you had a great time, and I love your pictures.

I am popping over from NMM! at MckMama's.

The Mama said...

Love the attempts at photos! Looks like our attempts as well! I bet the kids had a BLAST at Hershey Park. I used to live up near there and always had a blast! Sounds like a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Must be a "Mom" thing. I always try to get pictures of my 3 with over-optimistic ideals. I love their matching shirts!

We always hit up Hershey for the free chocolate after the Chocolate World ride but the kids haven't actually been to the park.

The Smittys said...

sooo cute! i love the older kids in pictures! they know what they're supposed to be doing! :0

Penelope said...

I let my toddler "drive" in the parking lot...ssshhhh!

Jenilee said...

aw! cute post! and looks like they had fun! :)

Marissa said...

cute post and beautiful family :) I can't even being all of my not-so-great Mommy moments this week!!

Katherine said...

Aww these are so, so cute :)

They made me smile!

Have a happy day..

K xx