The Rollercoaster

cartoon by Jsez

Today I took the kids to the park and then out for some lunch. That was met with Cameron stating…

“Mom, thank you for making today the best day ever!”


We then headed home to hang out. He was tired, crabby but wouldn’t nap.  I told him no more tv, it was quiet time.

To which he replied…

“This is the worst day of my life!” (he may have gotten some of his dramatics from me. Maybe.)

While we were hanging out, having some quiet time I received a phone call from our friends asking if we wanted to come over for some dinner. They had tons of freshly caught ahi and needed some others to partake in it (twist my arm!).  When I told sour puss Cameron that we were heading over there for dinner and that he could play with their daughter (his preschool mate), he responded with…

“Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you mom! You are the best mom in the whole entire world!”

We then had to stop off at the store to grab some wine and beer to go with our ahi.  Cameron was not happy, we were not arriving at our fun destination soon enough for Mr. Bossy Pants. Tears were shed and then a yelp of…

“Noone loves me!” was heard sputtering out from his trembling lips. (I may have rolled my eyes. Maybe)

We arrived at our friend’s house. Cameron played, had fun and on the way home he let out a…

“Thank you Mom & Dad. Today was awesome.” And with that he fell asleep.

This is The Rollercoaster I ride with my 5 1/2 year old son. But ya know what? I flippin’ LOVE roller coasters.  They are fun, a bit scary, I get to yell, throw my hands up and when it stops, I take a big breathe, thank god I am a live and I say “Let’s do it again!”

So as my little man falls asleep and another day is done, I can’t wait for a new day to come so we can say…

“Let’s do it again!”


  1. I too am in love with the roller coaster!
    And also jealous of the ahi….yum.
    I’m a local girl still at heart.
    .-= MommyNaniBooboo´s last blog ..I thought I was open minded- but Montana’s confusing the sht out of me =-.

  2. I’ve never heard of ahi. Your son sounds so much like my nephew who is 4.5 :)

    • @Lorri Jeanne, OOH, it’s delicious!!! We had it two ways the other night – seared so it was raw but cooked on just the outside – so sushi style. And then grilled with a mango/cucumber/avocado salsa on top. OMG, to die for!

  3. I love roller coasters too! Could do without the vomiting though – both from other riders and from my kids.
    .-= Pop´s last blog ..TMI Thursday- Bewbs =-.

  4. Definitely crazy – but worth it!

  5. The joys of being a mommy!

  6. Love this post Sarah. I think so many moms can relate. I love rollercoasters too and I love your comparison at the end. A different way to look at our crazy days with the kids!


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