July 12, 2009

Not Me Monday 7-13-09

I did NOT agree to spend 3 days "roughing it" with the family in the great outdoors if I could sleep in my own bed at night. NOR did I let them wear me down and finally agree to sleep in the camper with the family. I would NEVER be so paranoid about snakes that I would lay awake half the night because I was sure a snake was hiding somewhere waiting to crawl out and get me while I was asleep. I would NEVER eat a bologna sandwich, even if it was in the spirit of Camp Wachter. NO one even knows what bologna is made of!

In the midst of all that fun, I would NOT forget that it was my turn to clean the church. Because we promised, NO phones, NO visitors, NO computers, NO worries, NO interruptions, just family and fun for three days. And it would be so wrong to sneak out while the boys were napping to go clean the church. Since we were out already, and McDonald's was just across the street, It would be WRONG to agree, I mean I really should have said, "NO" when Allen suggested we stop across the street for an iced latte to cool off after all our hard work.

I did NOT learn to shoot a gun. Emma, who hit the bulls eye, did NOT have better aim than me, who barely hit the target. As a matter of fact, NEITHER did all the kids have better aim them me when shooting archery. They did NOT actually hit the target while most of my arrows went into the woods, NEVER to be seen again. I would NEVER lose the custom made arrows that cost $5 a piece because I have such bad aim! OOPS!

I would NEVER want to tell anyone I spent another night laying awake thinking about what kind of critters were making their home in our linens and how we were going to prevent them from taking over our home when we returned our pillows to their rightful spots.

And when a rain storm hit Saturday afternoon, I did NOT let my husband paint my toe nails, Tutti Frutti pink. And it did NOT look awful. And I did NOT figure, at least it was done. And I was NOT too tired to redo it, anyway. I would NOT actually say, "Maybe I should wear closed toe shoes to church on Sunday." But in the end I did NOT wear my favorite green high heeled sandals.

And there is NO way I would ever, NO NEVER, NOT me, would admit that I loved camping. I would deny that I liked it so much, I was sad as we were cleaning up camp. NEVER could you ever prove that I might have cried when we launched our candle boats because it was time to go back to the real world. There is NO way I would be the first to say, "What do you want to do for the next camp?"

And, after all that fun and relaxation, when reality returned Sunday morning, and we were all getting ready to go to church, and NO one laid out the boys' suits the night before. So, Pa helped them get their things out. And then, while we were pulling out of the driveway, I did NOT look in the back seat to count noses and notice that Samuel wore his favorite Scooby Doo boxer shorts under his short pants. And I did NOT point out to Allen that they are longer than his pants. And that everyone would see his undies. When Pa asked if we should go back for another pair of underwear, I did NOT say, "NO" because then we would be late for church and have to sit in the overflow room in the basement. I did NOT hope all the way to church that when he stood up you would NOT see his underwear. And when he stood up you could NOT see the little Scooby Doo's hanging below his sweet little trousers. During the greeting I did NOT suggest maybe we should take him to the bathroom and take his undies off. NOR did Allen try to yank them up far enough that they were hidden. I am NOT wondering now if perhaps we did some permanent damage that might cost me future grandchildren.

And if you look at the picture below, NEITHER will you see Scooby Doo undies. NOPE! It must be a figment of your imagination.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


  1. Great Not Me's! Sounds like you had a great time on your camping trip! I would NOT have stopped at McDonald's either! That has to be one of the cutest pics ever of your little guy with his undies longer than his pants! SUPER cute and SUPER funny!

  2. Ha ha ha, love the scooby undies! I was gonna say that he'll have no memory of this,but since you blogged it... well.... there goes that!

    Glad you're such a good mom who loves the outdoorsy stuff. You rock!

    Happy Monday, Girly!

  3. I'd probably think about the critters too! At least you were inside a camper and not a tent. lol


  4. I'm glad you enjoyed camping! I probably would have been worrying about the bugs and snakes, too. ;)

  5. lol...love the undies part.

  6. I would never and I mean never go camping on purpose...lol
    Unless it was in a hotel...just saying!
    You are more woman than me!

  7. I enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for sharing. There’s a new game on Wednesday's its....”What would your children say?” Wednesday. You can see the details by going to the link on my home page that says, “What would your children say?” Wednesday. I hope you can join in the fun

  8. I am so scared of baloney.

  9. Hopping over to visit from MckMama's NMM! Great Not Me's! I enjoyed reading them!

    ~ Jennifer

  10. Haha! I don't like camping either! Happy Monday!

  11. How funny you are. Your camp days sound fun and stressful. Having fun is serious business.

    I'm glad we don't have poisonous snakes in our half of the state. We don't have much of anything scary or poisinous here.

    Ocassioanlly, I like bologna. I just forget that "what is it made of?" thought.

    Have a good week.

  12. My husband would not even touch nailpolish let alone to paint my toes...lol What a sweet man.
    Love the undie picture too. Cute.

  13. Very funny No me Post! I smiled and laughed alot!