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I have this unbelievably huge pile of laundry sitting next to the stairs waiting for it's turn in the machine. Half of it smells like campfires, bug spray and sunblock.

The kids lips are all cracked and swollen. Their eyes are puffy with sun exposure and their skin is dark brown.

Yesterday I had to go buy new shoes for three of my four children because they destroyed their other pairs over the weekend (who knew you could get holes in shoes so quickly?).

Camping used to be fun, then I grew up and got put in charge.

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heather said…
I love your last line. I love it.

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Who I Am #6

A moment when I achieved absolute happiness was...

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