Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Go Jump in the Lake

AKA Mommy Moment #1
When I was a little girl, my great grandma used to tell me to "go jump in the lake!" Of course the real reason for her saying this was to get me out of her hair, but that's not the point of my story. The point is that last week, I did! I did jump in the lake!!

I used to be the type of person who wouldn't try to do something because I didn't want to look dumb if I didn't know how to do it, but I'm starting to change! I feel like time is passing me by and I have spent too much of my time hindered by fear. So, so long fear! I am going to try things!! Even if I look dumb doing them!
Several months ago, I tried roller skating for the first time in probably 25+ years. I sucked. I was a wall hugger. I fell too. BUT I couldn't stop smiling! It was so much fun! I want to go back and try it again! And, the next time the opportunity comes, you better believe I'm going to take it!

Now, back to the go jump in the lake part of this story...

So, anyway, we were invited to go boating with our next door neighbors. It was very spur of the moment, but we decided to do it anyway. We were so excited for the opportunity!

We got out on the lake. My neighbor jumped in. Then two of my kids jumped in. Then...I thought when in Rome...so in I went too! Woo! It was a tad chilly! But it was fun! Eventually all of us got in the water!

Then, it was time for tubing. Trevor (my neighbor's oldest son) went first. Now, the old me, probably would have stayed in the boat to watch and cheer everyone on, BUT NOPE not this time. So, Super and I went second! It was a riot! But I kept telling them the speed was fine. She kept wanting to go faster and faster. It was pretty funny!
So. Anyway. There it is. My mommy moment. I'm not sure if I'm playing this right. But, play along with Shannon every Monday for Proud Mommy Moment Monday.
We need some water songs now right? Well, without further ado, here are:
Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darrin (playlist says it's Frank, but I know FRANK...and I'd be sleeping on the couch if I agreed with playlist about that. Not really, but my husband is a Frank fanatic!)


Shannon said...

That's FOUR people the FIRST week! I think maybe even more will play next week?!?!

I think that you should be a very proud mama! Not only because you tried something new, BUT ALSO because you are setting a good example for your children - to NOT live in fear (don't know what I'm talking about I WOULD stay ON THAT BOAT - I know, cuz I HAVE)!!!!!

Panamenos said...

Way to go Brandi!! That's a great Mommy Moment Monday. I'm going to play next week... but we've had family in town and I don't have time to think of a Proud Mommy Moment... I really ought to be tidying up after having 11 people sleeping here and many other guests throughout the weekend.

Sounds like a super fun boating trip.

julie king said...

jump in the lake . . . dance in the rain . . . sing out loud at a concert . . . twist in the grocery store!!! just have fun and go for it!

wonderful photos and thanks for sharing!!

Nene said...

I wish I had neighbors with a boat. Who would invite me out to the lake. Awesome day!

Alissa said...

It looks liek a blast! I love boating. Way to live it up!