beth woolsey

mess maker • magic finder • rule breaker • kindness monger

Tag: Vacation

  • In Retrospect…

    In retrospect, taking 6 kids in 100+ degree weather in a non-air-conditioned vehicle for a 7 hour road trip isn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done.

    On the bright side, it’s also not the stupidest thing I’ve ever done, and we invented the most fabulous on-the-go, do-it-yourself, totally-Pinterest-worthy air conditioning system while we were at it. Our system is called ICE EVERYWHERE — ice every damn where — and it worked! It worked!

    Please … Continue Reading “In Retrospect…”

  • UPDATED with Winners: Worst Contest Ever

    Hey! You know how you go on vacation with your five kids, and one starts puking, and you’re all, “Dear Jesus, please, please, please let this be food poisoning or an anxiety attack or anything other than a bug that’s going to take us all down” and then Jesus forgets about that whole Wave a Magic Wand and Make Everything Better part of his contract, and a second kid starts puking and you’re all, … Continue Reading “UPDATED with Winners: Worst Contest Ever”

  • I Want to Be Free and a Half

    I Want to Be Free and a Half

    IMG_2294This is Oliver.


    IIMG_2293 met him in Australia last week, and I’ve decided to be him when I grow up.


    IMG_2415Oliver is three and a half, and he’s got some things figured out I haven’t yet.


    Yes, Oliver is three and a half, except Oliver can’t say the “th” sound yet, so Oliver says he’s “free and a half.”


    Free and a half.


    IMG_2416And he says it like he means … Continue Reading “I Want to Be Free and a Half”

  • Happy Classy Thanksgiving

    Happy Classy Thanksgiving

    Let’s say, hypothetically, your cousins showed up at your house last Thanksgiving in a massive RV and made references all weekend to the Griswolds and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

    GriswoldRV“That there’s an RV, Clark.”
    “Yeah, Eddie. It looks so nice parked in front of the house.”
    “Sure does, but don’t you go fallin’ in love with it, now,
    ’cause we’re taking it with us when we leave here next month.”

    And then let’s say you  … Continue Reading “Happy Classy Thanksgiving”