Friday, September 30, 2011
Camping Chronicle's # 3 & 4
Once upon a dandelion, a month later, when the young mother-to-be was now 8 months along, the couple was invited to go camping with some friends. The friends had children that were very well behaved, (the same could not be said of their parents, I'm afraid) finally the couple borrowed the friend's boat, drove it to the middle of the lake, at a roar, screaming with the engine in utter frustration. They stopped out in the stillness of the water, and sighed. You see, their friends had spent the entire weekend, belittling one another, and quarreling. It was soooo not fun. This was to be the last night camping, and sleeping on the ground in the pup tent, as a pregnant mama.....One month later, the little couple were now a little family, as she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. The little mama had been plagued with an ear ache/infection ever since the last camping trip....One month after the birth of their baby, the mama finally broke down and went to the Dr. and her ear ... gave birth to a grass seed.
The following year, Mama, Papa and Baby Girl and the cozy little pup tent, went back to the same Lake Campground. This time, with two different couples, who were more amiable. One of the couples had a baby, the same age as Baby Girl. Mama had sunscreen and a shade for Baby Girl. As the guys were out fishing, and the gals were sitting lake-side, Mama grew concerned for the other baby and kept trying to share protection from the sun for him. His mama assured her he was fine. Finally, not knowing what else to do, Mama suggested they all go back to camp for a while. In the middle of the night, he was crying and they ended up having to take him to the ER. Mama was sad, that she had let her not knowing the other Mama very well, and not wanting to offend, get in the way of what would have been best for that poor little guy.