Don't Forget the Barf Bag

So results of my poll show that 44% of you believe that a honorable Mother's Day starts with 'not having to plan everything yourself.'

True story.

I love hearing, "whatever you want honey" but at the same time, that's an easy out for planning an event.

If it were truly up to me, I'd be somewhere tropical, sipping mai tais without a care in the world.

Unreasonable, sure, but that's what I'd plan.

Instead, the family decided to go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Hey it's the beach, it has part of my fantasy in it.

I'm actually excited.

We did buy season passes and the kids will have a blast, and truly THEY are the reason I'm a mom, so let's go have fun!

Hubby loves to retell the story of how we went together PK, or pre-kids.

I stuffed my fast-acting-metabolism silly with chocolate-dipped bananas, cotton candy, and funnel cakes.

*DROOL*

The ride home was a series of, "maybe you should pull over, I may just BARF!" every five minutes.

Now we pass that story on to our kids, when at every instant between rides is, "can we get a ___________________(insert sugar-laden item here)."

Remember when mommy got sick on sweets?

Ah, the good old days.

So while my kids get dizzy on things called the Tsunami and the Giant Dipper, don't mind me, I'll be enjoying my day in the sun drinking a mai tai eating fried twinkies.

Just have to remember to pack the barf bag!

Happy Mother's Day!!

24 supporters in group:

  1. Martha (FL) said...

    Have a great time. Tara would LOVE to visit there! One day we will get to the west coast!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. lori said...

    i so hear you...at least you get the beach part!
    and...let's see, we enjoy going to santa cruz as well, so tell me how long it takes for you to get there...maybe we are in the same neck of the bloggy woods!

  3. Midwest Mommy said...

    Happy Mother's Day! That twinkie looks gross, lol.

  4. He And Me + 3 said...

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  5. Paige said...

    Fried twinkies are on my to try list--enjoy your mothers day!

  6. Mommy said...

    Have fun, and eat a deep fried Snickers for me!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

    Yum! That looks delish and Fun!!! Have a great day tomorrow~

  8. ~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

    Happy Mother's Day! It sounds like you have a very eventful day ahead of you!

  9. Swirl Girl said...

    Enjoy your day -
    and back away from the funnel cake!!

  10. WeaselMomma said...

    May you have a wonderful, happy and puke free Mother's Day!

  11. Sweet Mama Jones said...

    Have fun! Tell the boardwalk I say hello and I miss it for me. ;)

  12. Merrie said...

    I hope your day is wonderful. That's always one of my favorite places to be. Enjoy!

  13. Tara R. said...

    Sounds like a perfect family day! Have a great time.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  14. TentCamper said...

    I suppose we don't really have that problem here. I am an over zealous planner. I guess I tend to over-plan everything.

    Anyway...now that the kids are getting older, they are starting to plan nice things and I get to be the one to preoccupy mama while they get things ready.

    Happy Mothers Day!!

  15. Michelle said...

    Have a fun day!

  16. MoonNStarMommy said...

    LOLOL!! Enjoy your Mother's Day Jen!

  17. Caroline said...

    Never heard of a fired twinkie! Weird :) The things we will buy at a fair...why is it that weird stuff sounds so good on vacation? LOL. I would love to get there...we live in Indiana and I have never been further west than Illinois. Talk about BARF! How bad is that? I really need to get my hubs on the traveling band-wagon. It is nice to just break away sometimes. After three yrs of our son's (and our whole family) suffering from his Eczema...he is finally healing from answered prayers and Vidazorb probiotics....we all could use a little, wait, HUGE escape from the daily grind. Happy MOther's Day! Caroline *mommy of two

  18. Jennifer said...

    AGH! I want that twinkie!!! Hope your Mother's Day is filling you with great food and mai tai's! LOL!

  19. Ann(ie) said...

    I would be hanging out with you in the food court. :) Happy Mother's day!!!!

  20. Lindsay said...

    hehe looks like it was a great Mother's Day trip! And season passes.. how fun!

  21. Kelly said...

    Oh what memories--every summer at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Had no idea you lived in that area--for some reason I had you pegged for a So Cal mommy!

  22. Brittany said...

    I can't do the rides, puke!

    But the food, I LIVE FOR THE FOOD!

  23. Mrs4444 said...

    Wow-Fried Twinkies, huh? Can't say I've ever had one of those. But the Dippin' Dots?! TOTALLY addicted. Good thing they're like $10 per pound...

  24. VickeC said...

    never had a fried twinkie,,oh my does that look good

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