My entire adult life, Memorial Weekend has been an adults only weekend on the Guadalupe River for the crew. The only children that ever participated in our group weekend parties were the ones some of us ladies were hosting in our bellies. Chunky Dunkin' (skinny dippin' for those not rail thin), alcohol, tent camping in sweltering heat, and at least one torrential downpour were all a part of our normal one hedonistic weekend a year.
This year that all changed. We actually had to include our own children in our Memorial Day escapades...something about our collective parents not wanting to babysit. Pshhh!
Since we had to include the Little People this year, we changed it all up. We planned well in advance to rent cabins on the Frio river (tamer than the Guadalupe in many ways). There were 2 cabins and 5 couples along with all our kids. Only one couple didn't have kids, but another in the group brought along another friends kids, so it evened out. All together we had 10 adults and 11 kids (1-1yr old, 1-4yr old, 2-6yr olds, 3-7yr olds, 1-8yr old, 2-11yr olds and 1-12yr old). Right now I am really wishing I had gotten a big group photo of all of us. But the one here is most of the group breaking for lunch.
I could give you a play-by-play of the weekend, but mostly everyday would be the same...Play in the river, barbecue, hang out on the patio with a few drinks and let the kids run wild until they wore themselves out. All in all it was a wonderful weekend and we actually do understand that even our parents need their weekend of hedonism every now and then!
I am a wife and a mother just trying to stay sane in the crazy world of our lives. My goal in life tends to be getting my house clean and keeping it that way for more than 2 days. But when you're never home who has time to clean?