Paul was gone for just over 2 weeks last month with my oldest on a backpacking trip. While he was gone I thought it would be *fun* to enter a contest where we had the chance to win a trip to Italy.
Well, every day it got harder and harder to try and find the energy to make my video and finally I thought, “Hey, have the kids help me!”
Brilliant? No. Fairly stupid quite honestly.
They were really not in the mood. It was late and everyone should have been in bed. I really didn’t want to get mad and start yelling as that never ends up working and so I just kept trying to nicely work with them.
I stayed up until 3am trying to edit it into a remotely interesting video when I came to the realization that it just wasn’t going to happen. I thought about re-filming, but knew I didn’t have time. Instead of my beautiful Italian recipe I was going to showcase, I just put together basically the outtakes and called it good. It was all I had!
We didn’t win, we didn’t even make it to the final 5. But, if you want to feel better about your kids, and parenting, this video is for you!