Wednesday, June 06, 2007

TOO much fun- literally

Saturday, we let ourselves in to Shadow Ridge- the Marriott Vacation Club property I used to work for, for a day of fun in the sun. They have a perfect little kiddy pool and a ... dun dun dun.... slide. It looks like it was nothing but fun right. But you haven't seen her face change from smile to VILE in about .5 seconds.

Every time she hit the water and knew the slide was over, she was furious; screaming and pointing back to the slide for as long as it took Ross to get her out of the pool, climb back up the stairs, wait in line behind other orderly, rule-following children as she tried to jump out of his arms and run to the front of the line to propel herself head first if she had to- down the slide again. I have no doubt she would have done it if she could. What started out as some good old family fun took a very quick spiral downward and Ross ended up outside the gates with a screaming child in a fit in the grass while I filled my arms as fast as possible with our pool toys, snacks, towels, water, diapers, lotions, hats, back-up clothes, back-up back-up clothes, and much more I'm sure. (Please recall the bottle of water and book that I packed for our "romantic" kid-free day at the beach. Sigh.)

So it really was funny in retrospect. That is after Ross changed the flat tire that we found upon arriving to the car with our screaming Tasmanian devil. (Yes that's the truth.) It was like some evil addiction. The 8 second ride was so much fun it made her angry during every other second that couldn't be spent in the sliding motion. Some joy just isn't worth it. Maybe when she's a little older.

Oh yeah- and I'm searching for a new template and since blogger has like 9 for all of us to share, I just keep changing my mind.... I'll probably end up back where I started eventually. Opinions welcome.

9 comments:

Lindsay & Weston said...

This made me laugh! You're right....some moments of joy probably aren't worth it in the long run. But, now you know that she loves water slides.

I have to agree with Sophia. I have LOVED water slides since I was little. I still love them and continue to beg my parents to put a big rock slide in their backyard (for the grandkids, of course!).

Missy said...

I'm dying Lillie! She looks so pleasant in the slide picture. Her little body with her pigtails in the post below...I can't imagine her screaming. But, I love it. She is so cute.

Lowdogg said...

I can relate to your story.

I liked yesterday's template more.

Denae said...

That is SO funny! She is such a thrill seeker! I am a little nervous for you guys as she gets older. You are going to have to REALLY watch her. She is so funny and cute!

Lindsay & Weston said...

I think I prefer the original template....the one you're back to now....

Brandon or Michelle. said...

If it makes you feel better, when I was searching for a new template, I found myself thinking, "Dang that lillie, she has the BEST ONE!" :) so no worries about this one, even if it's the "old" one in your mind.

I am taken by what a fireball this daughter of yours is. Your description in your profile is right! fearless, I'll say. ;) sorry your day wasn't perfect, but your fabulous description of scooping up all 85 items of the "pool bag" was so accurate, I still had to laugh. love it.

missy said...

I have to say, I'm still laughing at the picture. She looks SO content. And then I hear your voice in the background, "smile to vile in .5 seconds" and I laugh outloud. She is such a character!

Rebecca said...

Lillie,
Thanks for setting up Lizzie. I am so excited.
Rebecca

shalaine said...

Ok, so I am officially the biggest loser ever. I just spent over an hour reading you entire blog. Actually, mostly looking at and admiring all your cute pics and skimming through most of the posts. Did I say loser? I think I meant stalker. Either way, scary. Really must do something productive now. I have to tell you that you have the cutest family ever. I can't wait until we add a new little one in our home. Looks like fun. Crazy, but fun. Seems to give purpose to it all, you know? I also suddenly have this strong urge to go cut old t-shirts..... definately scary.