7/11/08

Sigh...

A little of this...

and some of this...

a bit of this...

a LOT of this...

and some of this....
makes me one happy mama. I do forget that we are eyed like a traveling circus wherever we go. I get used to being stared at, but it becomes old when you're on vacation. I think I'm more sensitive to it when I'm away from home. Yes, 3 brown children with 2 white adults do turn heads, but do people have to ogle us like we're purple with orange polka-dots?
The hot springs were fantastic. My kids are completely worn out--between the water and the fresh air and chasing the chipmunks around our campsite. We're happy to be back home and in our own beds, but I cherish the time we have when we're away together with no interruptions. And despite many, many attempts and lots of practice, Zinabu still cannot understand how to work a knock-knock joke. David and I about wet our pants trying to coach him in this fine art.

3 comments:

Melanie said...

That looks like a lot of fun!!! And the knock-knock jokes.....hilarious!!!!! One day maybe he'll get it!!!

Happy Summer!!!

Mel and Morgan

Deirdre said...

That hardly looks like torture at all! Really, I need your kid camping advice. We're thinking maybe next summer? Glenwood looks like a good choice!

Sonia said...

Most likely the strangers you think are "ogling" you are really just admiring what a beautiful family you have and appreciating your (to include Uncle David's) selflessness in providing your three children a place to call home!
Love,
Sonia