Shannon Stacey

Oh, my achin' laundry

We’re back! And you wouldn’t believe the mounds of muddy laundry I’ve got stalking me.

I stuck a few camping pics here and two of them should give you an idea of what the family’s jeans look like.

It’s going to take me almost as long to do laundry as it will for my to catch up with the cyberworld. But it’s nice to be home!

10 comments to “Oh, my achin' laundry”

  1. AngieW
      · May 31st, 2005 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Yes, but did you have fun? It looks like it would have been a blast.

    Welcome back Shan!

  2. Charlene T
      · May 31st, 2005 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Ah, but there’s always laundry. This is laundry in a good cause! :coffee:

  3. Shannon
      · May 31st, 2005 at 2:24 pm · Link

    We did have a blast! :woot: We did get lost once. Badly. I mean so badly that my Alpha man not only asked directions, but asked a stranger to drive us back to the campground, and then he went back with a trailer. But we still had fun. It’ll make a good story for future campfires.

    And I did get one email already, so I’ll add in here: You can’t see it in the picture of the short kid and his Daddy plowing into the mud hard and fast enough to cause that splash—and in the other shots he’s off the machine—but they make a harness which comes between their legs, around their waists, and over their shoulders. The short kid is essentially strapped to his Daddy’s chest with a five-point harness. The only way that child was coming off the machine was if his father did. Does it guarantee 100% safety? No. Nothing does. (And I let him eat raw cookie dough a few times, so…) But knowing my husband’s riding, his ability to shield the short kid in case they did come off, and the King Quad’s beastly ability to conquer just about anything, I honestly feel that the child wasn’t in any more danger than he is in the truck on the way to Walmart or school.

    (And maybe—once the neighbor sends it to me—I shouldn’t post the picture of me launching my Rubicon out of a ditch with the tall kid riding behind me.)


  4. Jaci
      · May 31st, 2005 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Boys, mud…yuh huh….sounds normal to me ;-)

    Glad y’all had a great time. Love the pics and very happy I don’t have to do your laundry.

    And where the hell are all the smilies? WTF!

  5. Shannon
      · May 31st, 2005 at 5:36 pm · Link

    Oh, ruh-roh. I guess I’d better find them!

  6. Shannon
      · May 31st, 2005 at 5:40 pm · Link

    They’re back.


  7. AngieW
      · May 31st, 2005 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Hey new look! Is this the permanent look? It’s not white!

  8. AngieW
      · May 31st, 2005 at 6:40 pm · Link

    Oh, and I forgot to say- there will always be someone out there ready to email you for doing something with your child that they don’t approve of. You should see some of the arguements that start on the mommy boards over the most innocuous stuff. It’s unreal.

  9. Shannon
      · May 31st, 2005 at 6:58 pm · Link

    Nope. This isn’t the permanent new look. I just couldn’t stand the other borefest of blue anymore. :doh: I can’t wait until the real site goes up. It’s puuuuuuuuurtty. :love:

    I usually manage to turn a deaf ear to those who are far more superior mommies than I. :neener: But luckily, in this case, the email was from a friend who was more than a little surprised we’d ride with the short kid, and not somebody condemning me to the lowest depths of Mommy Hell. I’d actually meant to mention the harness, to circumvent the helpful Mommy Superiors, and her email reminded me.

    And one more “Just In Case”, just in case somebody ends up here accidently by google or something. (Not too far-fetched when you see the search phrase listings in AW Stats):

    Our short kid is an extremely compact and rugged 4 1/2 year old, and the ability of his neck and shoulder muscles to support the weight of the motocross helmet was confirmed by his doctor. A harness alone doesn’t ensure the kiddo’s good to ride. And that’s all I’m going to say on that, lest I become a Mommy Superior myself. :baby:

  10. Jill
      · June 4th, 2005 at 9:44 am · Link

    Loved the pics! We ride quads and dirt bikes here, too, so I can only imagine what the laundry looks like now that you’re back.

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