Wednesday, July 22, 2009

a night under the stars

This continues my day trip series, also known as the "how to trick your kids into thinking you're really taking them somewhere" series.

Last night the offspring and I went camping.....in the living room. Just like the great outdoors.

We sang camp fire songs and roasted marshmallows over a burning cigarette lighter. This unwittingly led to several "stop, drop and roll" lessons. We peeled back the tarp, and gazed at the stars in the sky through the giant hole Male Offspring #2 left in the roof when he decided to see what would happen if he set off a "Bada Bing, Bada Boom" on the 4th of July. I guess now we all know what happens when you set off an explosive indoors. Ahhh, the joys of working nightshift and leaving your offspring to entertain themselves.

While we slept wild animals tried to get into our food. Hey, it wasn't my turn to feed the cats. And a wild dog howled in the distance. Down the hall to be exact. She wasn't too happy about being left out of the 'trip' and she showed her intense displeasure by bellyaching all night long.

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