I had a hell of a time getting my hooligans together to go do something other then playing Wii or getting full of sand with friends however, after numerous threats, lots of pleas, promises I wouldn't keep and the screaming to get their hineys in the darn car because we are going right now. Still they stared at me like I was speaking in dolphin or something.
Then the I pulled the big threat out......
NO, I didn't use "no sex" to the hubby.....
NO, I didn't threaten to take Diva's beloved stuffed puppy away....
I threatened to never, ever take my meds again and that made them push each other out of the way to get to the car first. And I smiled at my victory.
I decided (because I am the mom and I decide everything) that we were going to visit the beautiful "Falls Park" in downtown Sioux Falls. It is a lovely place and with the amount of rain we have received I knew the falls would be rampant. And even though water is my enemy because for some damn reason it feels necessary to pool in my basement, I cannot deny the beauty in the falls.
I explained in a non-politely way that I was going to get pictures of daughter and dad because I have a idea for wall decorations and I need a good picture of daughter and dad. In the past, this has always caused mass destruction in our household and usually I scream and yell and get pissed as hell as hubby and daughter laugh their asses off at me because they refuse to cooperate and feel that the pictures of bunny ears, tongues sticking out and distorted faces are wonderful.
Anyway, I got some shots that haven't been touched up any but I thought I would share nevertheless. And it's so funny because I have about 600 pictures and only a few that would make the cut. Only because the hooligans love messing with a menopausal bitch.
This is one of the raging falls. It's power is mesmerizing.
This is Diva "sorta" smiling and complaining because the sun was in her eyes!
So she turned around and watched the falls and asked a dozen questions like "what would happen if I took a boat over that?" Then freaked when we told her that it would be a really bad idea.
Oh, what's this? I forced smile where she sets her teeth in alignment and clenches her face! Even trying to make her laugh by speaking of farts (which normally gets tons of giggles) didn't work. She was being stubborn because she wanted to be at the mall. Little Fool!
Dad and daughter picture that I like. A little touch up and it may just work for my art.
The rocks around the falls are so fun! You can maneuver your way around and explore all sorts of things. And it's really funny when a klutzy mom falls on the rocks and collapses a lung too.
The back of my childs head that could seriously use a brush through it but whatever. I love how she is intrigued by nature and not webkinz. BTW....I do get her hair trimmed. We are in the "growing out the bangs" phase right now that is causing serious distress to me.
A real giggle. A real smile. A real moment with her dad.
I told her that if you kiss this stone buffalo's nose it would bring good luck for life. She was so excited that she practically licked it. Then we told her that she just kissed bird poop and she went into a spitting frenzy. Trust me, if that buffalo brought good luck I would be frenching it as I type!!!
And finally we decide to go home so Diva can go swimming with her dad and mom can take a nap. It wears you out trying to fight with these too punks.
And they are really going to throw a fit because next week we are hitting the Japanese Rose Gardens which is just as gorgeous as the falls. And the camera will be in my hand and I will be forcing poses and they will like it or I swear, I will throw the meds out the window.
Just FYI....the offer from hubby's new job was great and he is no longer working for the crap-hole job after tomorrow. We are pumped. We are stoked. We are anticipating great things to come..........
And the people that made me cry all weekend and hurt me (see previous post) will no longer bother me. I'm just moving on because there are always somebody to bring you down, but you always have to get back up!
And I'm standing back up!!!