Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Piles Aren't So Bad

Piles. Most of us have at least one pile in our kitchen. In mine, there are usually two. One pile is for my husband with the latest mail. I then have my own pile that includes things I have to tend to at some point. We live with the pile and make promises to clean them up and they somehow seem to regrow while getting on with the more important parts of our day.

In our house, we have a very important pile. It is a tradition in our house to start "The Pile" for our vacations. Today, we were piling our sand pales, fishnets, buckets, balls and many, many sand toys high on the dining room table. Whenever we are going somewhere, one of the most exciting things to happen is when we start our pile. Yesterday, we started our Myrtle Beach pile.



My boys were so excited to get the pile started. They ran around and found alligators, boats and Star Wars guys to add to the pile. My husband and I agreed that the anticipation of the trip is almost as much fun as the trip. We got excited ourselves!

The pile keeps getting larger and larger. But, a few of the toys have wandered off and the fishnets are no where to be found. We just have to wait a couple more days until we pile our pile into the minivan and join the other minivans in Myrtle Beach. There, we will create new piles of seashells and other goodies to bring home to remember our trip. We have a lot of piles in our house.

***For a few of my N. Irish, British and Australian friends, piles in America are stacks of paper or objects. Not hemorrhoids! What a post this would have been if it was really about hemorrhoids not being so bad. ***

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

I loved your clarification at the end!! You are too funny! I hope you have a fantastic vacation and I cant wait to see pics!

Flea said...

What fun! We love our road trip pile! Especially the kids. And we LOVE books on CD for trips! I highly recommend th Hobbit.

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Stephanie said...

How funny! Hope you get to have lots of fun...I'm so jealous!!!

Anonymous said...

How funny...we, too, use our dining room table as the pile holder. Sometimes I think that's why we have dining room tables, specifically for our piles. And, it's so true that EVERYONE has at least one pile in their kitchen, that might get moved from here to there when company comes over, but it always exsits! KP

Rhea said...

Oh, vacation piles are much more fun than my mail/bill piles. Love it!! What a great idea...and a good way to slowly start packing AND building up anticipation for a trip. Great, great idea!

Clare said...

I know you are so excited! We are heading down to Myrtle Beach at the end of August. Where are you staying there? We are usually in North Myrtle the Cherry Grove area. It is so nice! I do the same thing, starting small piles, and then my little toddler pulls everything apart:) XO, Clare

Poltzie said...

I hope you have so so much fun!

Krystyn said...

I do the same thing with piles before vacation. Stuff I see laying around that I don't want to forget. I'm sure we'll have one soon around here, too!

Have a great trip.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I wish I were excited about my piles. They seem to sprout off and grow around the house. Like mushroom spores.

atypeamommy said...

Ha! You only have two piles?? If piles are happiness, I am the happiest person in the world.

Jennifer said...

lol love the ending note... just to make sure we were all on the same topic. :)

that sounds like fun!! we have to start packing for a camping trip we are going on Sunday... so maybe I will have the kiddos bring some things out that they want to take and we, too, will start a pile!! :)

I love Myrtle Beach... we haven't been there in about 3 yrs, but it was so nice when we were there it doesn't seem like that long ago. :)

I hope you have a great time and find your nets!! make lots of piles of sand and shells!! :)

enjoy!!

xoxoxo

Genny said...

How fun to see those kind of piles grow! Very cute.

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