Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mackworth Island

Yesterday we went to one of my favorite places, Mackworth Island, in Portland. Mackworth Island is a lovely little trip. You can drive to the island (no kids on boats is a great, big plus for me) and then walk the mile-long loop. 


The wooded path is beautiful.
Don't you want to take a walk?


There are several beach access points along the way. 
You can't see the stairs on either side of the jetty leading to the beach
One of the beaches.
There is also a section where you can build fairy houses
Lucie, hard at work on a fairy house.
The finished house. If I were a fairy, I'd want to move right in!
One of my favorite things about Mackworth is it's a great walk for everyone. Little kids won't get too tired because it isn't that long and big kids won't be bored because there's lots to do.


My Niece for the "Little Kid" category and Lucie representing the "Big Kids."
Actually, I feel I should qualify that "even big kids enjoy it" comment. Isaac, my darling ray of sunshine,  does not like anything about woods, beach, outside or nature. He managed to carry on the entire time. His stream of consciousness went something like this: 
"Can we go now?"
"I'm thirsty I want a drink."
"THERE'S NO PLACE TO SIT!"
"I think I'm allergic to the sunscreen."
"I'M NOT SITTING ON THE STAIRS THERE ARE SPLINTERS IN THE STAIRS."
"I want to go to the Monster Store on the way home." 
"I'M NOT SITTING ON THE ROCKS, THERE ARE BUGS IN THE ROCKS."
"I need you to scratch my back."
" I want to watch some of Uncle Buck's movies when we get back."
"OH NO, NOT THE FAIRY HOUSES, I HATE THE FAIRY HOUSES!"
"I want to play Uncle Buck's video games when we get back."
"I'm soooooo tired mom."
"I want to take a shortcut back to the car."
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE'S NO SHORTCUT BACK TO THE CAR!"
"I'm soooo hungry  I want to stop and get pizza."
"Well, does Auntie T have anything good to eat at home?"
"I HATE PB&J SANDWICHES!"
"Mother, I'm hot, it's sooooo hot out here."
"I think I need a bathroom."
"OH NOT ANOTHER BEACH! I HATE WALKING DOWN THE STAIRS TO THE STUPID BEACH!"
"I need hand sanitizer, I touched nature."
"Mother, I really, really hate nature."
"WHY DID YOU MAKE ME GO OUT IN NATURE, YOU KNOW I HATE NATURE."
"Rub my back please."
"No, rub my back here."
"Mother, I am very, VERY tired, you have no idea how tired I am."
"MY LEGS ARE GOING TO GIVE OUT, THAT'S HOW TIRED I AM."
"I want to read Uncle Buck's comics."


Can you see why we think long and hard before we take him places?


If you think I'm picking on him unfairly you should know that I just read that to him and he was laughing until he cried, then he said "Mom, will you rub my back?".


So I'll leave you with a picture of the three kiddos on one of the swings around the island. Isaac actually looks happy. He's faking.


Maybe that's a grimace.
Until tomorrow, 
H



2 comments:

  1. If only you had hearing aids...

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  2. He'd just speak louder. "ARE YOU LISTENING MOM!!!"

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