Sunday, 14 August 2011

Camping with kids and ROW80

This past week I went camping with my four children,
without my husband.
Some people called me brave.
Others thought me crazy.

But something amazing happened amid the late night campfires shared with good friends,
and the lazy afternoons on the sun kissed beaches of Killbear.
I laughed at my children's silly jokes.
Raced my daughter to the comfort station.
Even pretended that my flashlight was a light-saber.

And I was no longer just the chore weilding,
discipline cracking, dish washing mother.
Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,
I fell in love with my children again.
I wasn't brave or crazy...
just really blessed.

And I guess that is what a good vacation is all about. :)

As for my ROW80 goals...
didn't do very well there.
Only got one of my three chapters edited this week.
Not really a surprise considering there was a lot of relaxing going on.

This week I am aiming again for editing three chapters,
and studying two chapters from Jeff Gerke's "Plot versus Character".
Plus I would like make up a comma cheat sheet,
(comma's and I don't get along,,, See?!?)

Here's hoping that the rest of my ROW80 comrades are doing well. :)


  1. Reading about you falling in love with your children again made me feel all warm inside! Lovely!

    One chapter edited is better than none and it sounds like you had an amazing time. I hope you are able to meet all your goals this week.

  2. Any rest will invigorate you, and when you are invigorated, so will your writing be. Playing with children is also the best way to practice your imagination - and a wide open imagination is what you need.

    We sometimes forget this when we just want to get everybody clothed and fed and out the door.

  3. you did well - life is important and memories your kids will have of their sabre flashing mum!

  4. That's really awesome about you and your kids. Glad you had a great time.