Friday, August 23, 2013

Myrtle Beach

Last weekend was our scheduled weekend to take Sarah to college.  However, at the last minute she decided to stay at home and continue at the local community college.  We already had the room reservations, care provider for my mom and permission from DSS to take the foster kids.  Therefore, we decided to go ahead and go to Myrtle Beach.  We left on Friday in the pouring rain and figured that it would rain the entire weekend.  There was an 80% change of rain.  However, it never rained on us.

The beaches were pretty empty.

We had a great trip.  Some of the kids made bad choices for themselves and had to sit out but that was their choices, not mine.  It didn't affect my enjoyment of the weekend.

I think that over time I have come to learn that I can not take personal responsibility for the kids actions.  I can't let it affect my enjoyment in activities.  I try to have their behaviors not affect the other children either.  In the end they suffer the consequences alone.  I don't think that they find it too fun.  Hopefully one day it will make them think twice when they miss out on the fun.  Maybe.

(Note: Sarah was on this trip, she didn't want her picture taken!)


It was a great weekend trip!  Anyone do weekend trips?  If so, where to?


  1. None for a while. Lowes tomorrow again. One is not going by his behavior at the last one and even if he hadn't done that, he's being big on stealing this week.

  2. that looks like so much fun!!! I live in Az. and have been the east coast 1 time in my life and it happened to be a trip to N. Carolina. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous.... BUT when we drove to S. Carolina for a day trip to Myrtle Beach that was a very fun experience. How fun that you all had the opportunity to relax pool side (if that's even possible with so many kids ;-)) I enjoy your blog and I wanted to say Many many blessings on you and your family. May the eyes of God gaze on you with great pleasure. Blessings.

    1. I can relax poolside pretty well. However, I can't relax on the beach! I keep imagining the waves grabbing my kids and taking them under where I can't see them.