Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dirty, Dirtier, Dirtiest!

My kids win!!

We are in the middle of our denominations Family Camp Week. This is our first year staying the whole week (yet we're still kinda cheating ~ I'm typing this from home and it's only day #3, if that tells you anything).

Yet we are having a great time ~ amongst all the dirt! The kids are getting a chance to hang out with their friends from church, plus they are getting to meet all kinds of new friends from other churches in the Michigan district.

Just to be honest ~ it *is* hard. Having four small children, in an OLD camper, is no picnic. I either have to chase down the 1yo so he doesn't run into the road or deal with his unhappiness at being confined. The 3yo has peed her pants, umm, just once actually - WAY TO GO TALI! Quiet times don't really happen - until the kids are so tired they fall down - this can lead to less than stellar behavior. In front of all those "church-people". Yup, those are the Children's Pastor's kids....

In all seriousness, no one expects our kids to act perfect, just because my dh is a pastor. (Praise the Lord!!). Sometimes I put those expectations on myself and I need to stop it. The people at our church have been wonderful~

So tomorrow morning, we head off to church, then it's back to camp. Where my kids seem to think it's a dirt competition - and they are bound and determined to win, win, WIN!!

I'll be back as soon as I recover....


Julie said...

I want to go to family camp. :)

Sounds fun!

Julie said...

Hey there. Didn't think I'd be back so soon, huh? LOL

Well I wanted you to know I gave you an award on my blog. I love to come over here and nod my head in agreement! :)