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Monday, August 17, 2009

Not Me Monday

One of the things I've been learning as a mom is to let go of the "guilt" I sometimes feel when not everything in the world of motherhood goes as planned..."Not Me Monday" helps me let go and reminds me that I'm not alone. Check out more "Not Me's" at MckMama's blog.

This past week we were on vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina. We did NOT get up at 12:30 in the morning to drive through the night. Eric did NOT only have about 2 hours of sleep and a Starbucks Doubleshot when we started the drive. We are perfectly safe and only drive when we've had a full night's sleep. And speaking of sleep...Cate did NOT babble to us for the first hour of the car ride instead of going to sleep (she did sleep the rest of the drive until breakfast like a champ though).

Upon seeing the ocean for the first time in her life, Cate did NOT run right into the waves. Eric did NOT have to go chasing after her because I was NOT too busy taking pictures instead of making sure my daughter didn't get washed out to sea.I did NOT forget to pack a bib and did NOT simply strip Cate down to her diaper to eat spaghetti the first night we were in our cottage.I am NOT secretly in love with how comfortable and beach-friendly Crocs are. I did NOT contemplate buying them in several more sizes for Cate because rumor has it that they're on their way out. I have NOT decided they are the perfect beach shoes.And we certainly did NOT pay $4 for a plastic Hilton Head jibbitz for Cate's Crocs.After eating at one of our favorite HHI restaurants, The Crazy Crab, our table did NOT look like this.
We are nice, neat people after all. And I was NOT outwardly thrilled that Cate ate shrimp, lobster, and crab with us (but mostly shrimp).

We also did NOT "sneak" into the Disney Hilton Head resort just so I could see it and get a pin for my Disney pin collection (which I have NOT had since high school). We did NOT decide that perhaps next summer when we travel to Hilton Head, we will spend an extra day or two enjoying the Disney resort (only bummer is that it's not on the beach).

I did NOT take an insane amount of pictures on our trip...all of which can be viewed here.
On the way home from vacation, we did NOT stop for a good ole' fashioned Southern family reunion in Hazard, Kentucky. I did NOT enjoy holding this delicious little baby (my cousin's third child).Cate did NOT try to push/pull her off my lap when she discovered me holding her.

Just before we left the family reunion to head back home to Cincinnati, we did NOT simply bathe Cate in the kiddie pool.We always bathe in the bathtub.

And finally, after a week in the south, I did NOT decide that I was simply born in the wrong state. My affinities for sweet tea, fried chicken, pecan pie, hot weather, and the word/phrase "y'all" are all indications that maybe I need to move south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Feel free to play along.

~Melody :-)


Michelle said...

What a little cutie pie! And great photo's.

Jennifer said...

So fun! I laughed at the naked spaghetti...that's how my kids always eat spaghetti and they are 6 & 4! They find out spaghetti's for dinner, go "YAY!!!",and start stripping off their shirts! Sounds like a great vacation!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Hi, just hopping by to visit your blog. Don't you just love Hilton Head? I live in Georgia, but it's only about 2 hours to HH. So pretty there. I also love Crocs! I wear them everywhere...not just to the beach! Take care, Kathy