Monday, June 28, 2010

Take A Hike

Right, so my plan is to one day be a good mom. Let’s not fool ourselves here. Some of us just aren’t the greatest moms. No, I’m not okay with that, but it’s a reality.

parkmap I decided last week that on my weekends off, I’d take the boys on a hike somewhere. I wanted to do something with them. I wanted to create memories, other than them always knowing mommy as, “the lady constantly on the computer.”

What happens a couple of Saturdays ago? It rains…morning until night. Maybe this is a sign I shouldn’t bother and there’s nothing wrong with the computer.

Sunday comes around and it’s a decent enough day. We get to church…late as usual. Afterwards we eat lunch and I tell the boys they need to get ready to head out. All they knew was we had to go show one of our apartments. Yah, exciting afternoon ahead for us.

IMG_0001The boys had been arguing ALL day so I thought, oh, this hike is going to be so bonding for us. Yes, stars in my eyes. This is going to be the beginning of a beautiful tradition.

Bill Anderson Memorial Park is the spot I’ve chosen to create these new memories. We spray down with bug spray and head off on our jaunt. We get to the trailhead and each boy wants to go in a different direction. I decide we’ll head to the left and make the large circle because that’s what I remember from the map.

IMG_0006 The boys wanted to race pretty much the first half of the trail. We got to this big drop off and we take a minute or two pause. As I take a couple of photos, all of a sudden I hear Buddy screaming and Doodle apologizing. Sheesh, in the moments it took to take a couple pictures, the tone of our hike changes. Doodle threw a large stick and clocked Buddy on the back of the head! UGH, for real?

We set off again, jimney Christmas, let’s just finish the stupid hike.

A minute or two later, I tell Doodle to run up ahead and apologize to brother. As soon as we got to the Crow River, the boys are getting along again. Little did we know we were right next to the beginning of the trail head.

That 25 minutes hike didn’t go as well, as I had hoped, but we can only go up from here!


Liz Mays said...

The stink clunking kinda made me typical of siblings! I'm hoping for the next outing to be a smoother adventure!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until my little guy is big enough to hike. What a great setting. Here's to making your own path.

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