Parenting Can Make You Crabby

Wow, it’s amazing to what lengths we parents will go in order to make our kids happy.  We went to the infamous “hermit crab races” on Captiva Island last night with the kids for dinner.  Each kid could pick out a crab, complete with shell, and name it (all for a small cost, of course).  The names were supposed to be original and really have some gusto.  Our crabs were named after my daughter’s teacher and a particular kind of burger — we really dug deep into the creativity pool.  All of the crabs were placed in an overturned bowl on a large round table, which was surrounded by a sea of kids and adults.  The only way our little ones could possibly see the action was to sit on our shoulders.  I never knew just how boney a five year old’s butt actually is.  I was in so much agony after about fifteen minutes of my daughter wiggling around on me that even my glass of wine couldn’t help to ease the pain.  I began to glare at the adults who had the luxury of a front row seat.  Couldn’t they see that my daughter was killing me little by little with her tush?  The whole thing seemed to last an eternity — I wanted to jump on that table and shout, “Run Forest, Run!”  Man, crabs are slow little suckers!  Needless to say, neither of our crabs won, but the kids had a blast.  We all came home with souvenirs:  the kids got cute t-shirts, and my husband and I got whiplash.



3 Responses

  1. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  2. Hello ! ^_^
    I am Piter Kokoniz. Just want to tell, that your posts are really interesting
    And want to ask you: what was the reasson for you to start this blog?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Piter Kokoniz, from Latvia

    • Thanks! I started it as a way to vent my daily frustrations about my nucking futs world! I appreciate you taking the time to read about my insanity! 🙂

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