Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Staycation" - an attack.

I know...I'm such a fair weather blogger. I don't have a good excuse for my absence either! I suppose I could tell you that I've been far too busy - what with all extravagant vacations and trips to the spa....but that would just be obnoxious. And also a lie.

Speaking of vacations, have you heard this term floating around? : "STAYCATION"
IE -
"Oh we're just going to stay here and really rest. You know, really take a break. Sit outside. Read a few books. Disconnect the computer and the tv and the phone. Enjoy each other. We're going to have ourselves a little STAYCATION.

Whoever thought that up should really be kicked in the shins. The idea that I could perhaps relax in my own home is just ridiculous! What about all the socks? What about the wayward pieces of foliage and two week old pieces of chicken nugget that find their way into the mouth of my youngest child? What about all the poop - In the diapers of the youngest, in the skid mark riddled undies of the middle child, and the monstrous, often toilet clogging poops from the oldest child? What about that? Can I sip an alcohol laden umbrella drink while unclogging the toilet? No? How about while I'm giving the "it isn't okay to pee on the side of the house" lecture to two half naked, trouble making boys? I mean I suppose I could enjoy a cocktail while I'm "mothering" but really - that wouldn't be responsible of me. You see, cocktails make me sleepy and I can't get tired when there's dinner to be made.

Yikes, I sound bitter.

I need a VACATION!!!

rant over.

5 comments:

MamaB said...

Staying at home can be nice, especially compared to six days on the road with three kids, but it is not a vacation.

MommaWriter said...

Maybe if it was *just* the wayward foliage, huh? I swear, a staycation with just gardening might be nice. But then, there's never any "Just gardening" is there? Maybe not for six days, but my kids...having them strapped down is always preferable!

MommaWriter said...

Maybe if it was *just* the wayward foliage, huh? I swear, a staycation with just gardening might be nice. But then, there's never any "Just gardening" is there? Maybe not for six days, but my kids...having them strapped down is always preferable!

mommieN. said...

Even "vay"-cation is a joke with three small children. Nope, we're moms, the closest we get to vacation is when school starts again. Then "all" we have to worry about is school activities, making lunches, labelling clothes, volunteering, playdates, carpools, homework, library books....oh never mind....!

Marci-Beth Maple said...

"Stay-cation" is code for "we-do-not-have-the-cash-to-go-
anywhere-good." it makes it sound like you've done it on a purpose. but who would do that? at least when you go somewhere you are talking down tantrums/cleaning up potties somewhere new. :)