So There were many great things at the beach, many lessons learned.
One- 10 lbs of fresh shrimp is really only 5 pounds of cooked shrimp.
hubby really wanted fresh sea food while we were at the beach. So he
and his dad headed out one afternoon in search of some. He returned with a big stinking bag of fresh shrimp- fresh as in eyes, tentacles, and tails.
This is about 3 pm. I go ahead and start cutting heads off the shrimp. I
find some really big guys in there and we get excited about our haul.
Cut. Cut. Cut. Cut. The hubby starts to shell and gut them. Cut. Cut.
Shell. Gut. Cut. Cut. Cut. Shell. Gut. It takes much longer to shell and
gut these guys than to cut the head off. So, My brother in law begins
to help. cut shell gut, cut shell gut. Well about 3 hours later we are
nearly done. nearly. OMG really. We all stink, our backs hurt and we are
starting to think shrimp- not so great. Finally, we finish and then
cook the shrimp. Well after loosing their heads, shells, guts and being
cooked. They looked like the little cheap shrimp you find inside your
lean cuisine microwave lunch. You know the ones that are so small they
truly match the name shrimp. Next time pay the extra bucks and get the
shrimp ready to eat, because that was ridiculous, and will not be
two- my kid can sleep with someone else in
the room, he just chooses not to when mommy and daddy are around. That
stinker slept just fine with his cousin in the room that whole week.
They "talked" and then went to bed. Even if his cousin was having a
rough night and cried some. Little man just rolled over and went to
sleep. OR, he tried to comfort his cousin. It was cute.
My kid is totally straight. EVERY girl that walked by in a bikini was
watched with the same intensity he gives to Elmo's World every morning.
He likes girls- ALOT. Yikes.
Four- Baby Boy pukes the same amount in North Carolina as he does in Georgia
five- blogging really does help when you are feeling down and out
six- Mother Nature loves me just enough. She gave me my first
period since the baby before we went to the beach AND decided fall could
wait until we were getting ready to head home. She is a gem, that one.
seven- I have a great Uncle who flew in from Chicago to take care
of mom so we could have our vacation. Great Uncle. Awesome Uncle.