Not A Happy Camper

This is a day I have been dreading far more than that silly Year 2000 scare. It has nothing to do with impending computer disasters although I will probably not be able to use the computer for several days. Today Trina, Ashley, and Mallorie left for girls camp. They will be gone until almost game time on next Wednesday. This left me to take care of Tiffany, Whitney, Dakota, and Dog Dot Com. Now I have taken care of these kids before. It is just that I have never had this much concentration of small children by myself for such an extended period of time. It probably wouldn’t be bad if all I had to do was take care of the kids. But Trina left a couple of pages worth of information on extra activities and jobs that need to be done while she is gone. I had hoped to take the kids down to Bank One Ballpark to the Walk Across Home festivities, but after perusing “the list”, I found that wouldn’t work. Instead, Tiffany had gymnastics, grocery shopping needed to be done, Trina needed her jewelry picked up at the mall, and the kids wanted to do some shopping. I could see this was going to be a full day then I realized all of this needed to be completed before noon. By evening, I was ready to relax. Instead, the kids decided they needed to go swimming. While they were in to pool, Dakota and Dog Dot Com got tangled and both went into the pool. I was pretty proud of Dakota, he made his way to the edge of the pool and got out. Dog Dot Com wasn’t so lucky. She completely freaked out at being in the water and I ended up jumping to help her swim to the side. When she finally got out of the water, she made a mad dash to the only place where there is dirt in our whole yard and rolled around to dry off making her a giant mud ball. I spent the rest of the night cleaning her and the kids up. I can’t believe it. I didn’t leave the house and yet I have probably experienced more wildlife than Trina who is at camp.


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