Saturday, July 16, 2011

One of these days I am going to pitch a show idea to NBC, ABC and CBS. The show is going to be called BLOGGER and it's going to begin with an adorable little blog post where everyone is smiling and everything looks beautiful, the food is all great, the house is pretty the clothes are all stylish and new. The rest of the show is going to be all the nitty gritty behind the scenes, in other words, the whole truth. I've seen this a lot lately, I'll read someones blog, then hear the "real" story behind the post and they are completely different. I'm not judging, no one wants to read people's crap, I'm sure no one wants to read mine, I just think it would make an interesting sitcom/drama. (sitdram)

On a similar note, I heard that facebook is one of the main contributors to depression according to a recent poll. I guess people look at everyone elses smiling photos on facebook and happy funny status updates and thus they conclude that everyone else has a much happier life than they do.

So in the interest of full disclosure I will give you the complete and honest facts of our Beach trip.

Fact: We fit 9 kids and 3 adults into 2 cars, it's a good thing we didn't get pulled over.

Fact: I couldn't have made it without my ipod. (Again, I think it's illegal to drive with headphones in, but it has to be more illegal to hit your kids while driving)

Fact: We stayed 2 nights in a cabin at Oceanside Beach, the cabin didn't have a lot of rooms so it was the first night in her life that Auri has ever slept next to me. I think I got 4 hours of sleep.
Fact: I don't do well on 4 hours of sleep.

Fact:To combat the sleep deprived state I ate about 3 cups of Tillamook ice cream and some chocolate coconut fudge.

Fact: We had the loudest pack of kids at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. No joke, other kids were staring.

Fact: After 2 days together, 48 hours non-stop, Warren still begged to stay one more night at the beach and if not one more night, could cousin Jake at least come stay the night.

Fact: The kids never really fought.

Fact: Even though when I got home I couldn't wait to get out of my house for some alone time, even if it was only to go and get my oil changed, I still talked on the phone to my sister the whole time.


Nate and Rachael's Family said...

Love this post! I always vent on my blog - maybe not a good idea, but everyone knows about all our crap! That picture of Auri in the group of kids just above the note about getting 4 hours of sleep - she looks a little wasted too! I sure am glad for my king size bed with no kids in it when I really need some rest!!!

jww said...

Great post!! I loved all the facts, and I think the show is SUCH a great idea! I would totally watch. I am not surprised about facebook/depression, either. People only post "cool" stuff, and I recently saw a poll about what percentage of facebook posts are actually MADE UP (lies)! So we're all getting depressed about not being as good as someone else... who isn't actually that good, either.

What great pictures! Sounds like an awesome trip, but I know what you mean about the sleep and the alone time. Those are the two toughest things for me on vacations. Somebody ends up grumpy due to lack of sleep, and half the time it's me. Plus I just get too exhausted being "on" all the time, and I need to sit in a closet for some alone time now and again. ;) Love all the gorgeous pictures!!

jww said...

Oh, and I also wanted to say that I loved your "fact" about ipod/headphones/hitting kids in the car. That was so funny. (And I've had the very same things cross my mind.)

Nate and Rachael's Family said...

I just scrolled through this again because Mary was missing Auri so I found her picture to show her - Then I shed a little tear for her hair! It will grow. I did a similar thing to my own hair about a month after Nate and I got married. NICE huh! I cried about it for probably 20 hours and then resorted to things like electric shock treatments on my scalp to make it grow faster. I don't think anything worked but time. It always grows back - slowly which is the hardest thing for the impatient like me!