So without further ado, we are living the summer like the Brady family. Not football quarterback and super model style, but late 60's, early 70's sitcom, The Brady Bunch-style! Yippeeeeeee!
I must confess that I am way more excited about this than anyone else in the "bunch"-although Baby Girl jumped on board quickly and started saying everything twice, once normally and the 2nd time with a lisp-a la' Cindy Brady!
The rest of the moppets expressed 5 emotional stages that would make Elizabeth Kubler-Ross proud:
denial- "There is absolutely no way I am doing this,"
confusion-"Okay, does this mean we are going to Hawaii?"
pride- "Oh my gosh, Mom, that is totally cheesey,"
bargaining- okay, well this is actually how I got everyone to reach acceptance!
So how did I really get my fabulous family to agree to this experiment? Well, first I explained to them it would be outta sight to build our own dunk tank, enjoy sack races and square dancing, try to break the longest teeter-tottering record, build a house of cards, make our own pilgrim movie, go to King's Island amusement park in Cincinatti and much, much more. I also promised them that if everyone went along, I would get my hair cut Carol Brady-style at the end of the summer! That pretty much sealed the deal! (Although they are starting to realize that they will actually have to be seen with me!)
The biggest mental hitch in the giddy-up for everyone, is that we don't have an Alice. (Really, isn't that the biggest challenge for all Moms?) But, we just don't and I don't think that will change any time soon! So we must soldier on!
And although we are causing our dogs utter confusion at suddenly being expected to respond to the name "Tiger", the human members of our house are settling into the idea.
So as a way to kick-off our Brady-ful summer and get everyone in the Brady spirit, we are having Porkchops and Applesauce for dinner-and you know what? That's swell!