Hi, my name is Jackie. And I’m a Whiner with a capital W. I’d like to introduce you to my family. Whiners too. Every last one of them. We just had the most wonderful time in Kauai, Hawaii, but now we can’t stop whining. “We don’t wanna go home!” (All of us) “I don’t wanna go back to work! I don’t wanna see the credit card bill!” (Brian) “We don’t wanna register for school!” (The boys) “We miss the beautiful Hawaiian hula girls!” (Marshall and Everett) “I don’t wanna go to the grocery store, cook, do laundry or clean house!” (Me) “We wanna go back to the Garden Island right now!! WAAAAHHHH!!” *all of us throwing ourselves to the floor, kicking and screaming*
Alright. Enough. But for the next few days I have to share pictures and thoughts of paradise to keep the mana flowing. It helps me to slowly acclimate to reality. Otherwise there may be an epic whining tantrum!
And lest you think it was all paradise in paradise – there were sunburns on everyone, mutual spousal silent treatment lasting a day and a half over the itenery, and one major toe stubbing. The first night we were there I caught Nate’s big toe with the room door, ripping the toenail part way up. This is the second child I have done this to. Crap, my chances for Mother of the Year go up in flames yet again.
Pretty gross huh? It was made even worse when he bumped it again later in the week. But if you keep scrolling down I promise some beautiful pics.
“Our” beach, 100 feet from our room. As soon as the bags were dropped in our rooms, the boys raced to get their bathing suits on and rush to the ocean.
View from Kilauea Lighthouse.
Hanalei Bay on the North shore.
and a gratuitous picture of rocks and surf!