Recently, a lot of people have seen this photo which has been going around facebook. I’m not sure who created this but I think it’s genius. It made me laugh a lot and made me think about our own family.
The perception is what we hope will ultimately stick around in our long term memory banks. It’s perfect and full of love and bliss.
This past week, we took our three boys to the Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky to have a few days of waterpark fun.
I brought our underwater camera to shoot some fun pics and video. There was lots of laughing, squealing, splashing, and sliding (watersliding that is.)
When watching the video, it is a perfect reminder of the amazing few days that we had.
This is of course is just the perception. It feels like most of the time was spent chasing after our three small children. We were constantly having to remind them to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to get out of the water after you come down the slides because the lifeguards don’t want you to be in the way when the next person comes down, to lay on your back when you come down the slide so the lifeguards don’t get mad, to wait in line and not just cut in front of other people, to not just run away because you want to go down a slide without telling anyone where you’re going, to not jump when getting on the water slide, to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to not be yelling in the restaurant, to quit whining when your brother touches your arm, and the list goes on and on and on. Listening to the non-stop chatter of three small children can be mind-numbing when they say the same thing over and over and over. The days felt long and exhausting.
BUT… then there’s the other side of it. Getting to see their beautiful smiles, to hear their squeals of glee, and to get big tight squeezy hugs at the end of a long day is just awesome. These videos show the fun and excitement they had. This is what they will remember and after watching the videos only a few times…this is what WE will remember in the long run as well.
We pray for many more little vacations that are filled with joy and laughter and all the frustration that comes along with it.