Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What are you so grouchy about?

I am not in the habit of using this blog as a place to vent my frustrations. I actually consider myself a bit of a non-complainer (I hope those who know me will agree). I don't like to complain and waste energy on things I can't do anything about.

But.....today I feel like I am complaining about everything.

a whining four year old

bickering brothers

pool-water that I can't seem to get clear

a dirty floor

fixing too many snacks

the list goes on...

And then I thought what's wrong with me today? What am I so grouchy about?

I think I've figured it out...






We don't leave until Sunday and we are only going for four nights (in a tent, mind you) so why am I already freaking out about it?







I've spent the last hour googling and then finally getting on the phone to find out what kinds of food we can and cannot take across the border. Good thing too because all the stuff I thought we couldn't take we actually can but firewood, which I hadn't even thought of, we can't.

I've got lists everywhere, in my head and all over the counter, to make sure I don't forget anything. We don't camp enough, so I really don't have this down to a science. Yet, I'm not sure if I really want to camp any more than we do.

Okay, enough.

I've vented and let it all out.

Do I feel better?

I'll let you know.

It might take until after we've returned.

Wish me luck.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you, camping is not fun for anyone but kids & Dads so if I were you, I'd send them off and stay home! That's my advice. Leni

Heidy said...

That's the best idea I've heard so far. I don't think they would go for it, mind you. Plus, there are some great memories made camping and I think I would like to be a part of them. I guess I'll just have to suck it up.

villagegirl said...

I used to find camping very stressful too. And each year the first time we go I'm a bit of a wreck. It gets easier with each passing time. Thankfully. Even with detailed lists I still feel like I'll forget something important.
I've enjoyed checking out your blog. It is indeed a small world. :)