This weekend, our final Summer hurrah, brought about Surprise #2 from our Summer 2011 Bucket List. A trip to Hershey Park. But that’s not all. Mystic’s family joined us, and we met Jamie (the kids’ old babysitter) there for dinner the night before and the next day. So a 3-in-1 surprise, which was the perfect way to finish the season off with a bang.
Traveling with seven, and being responsible for five kids, I can totally get how Kate Gosselin feels. There was a lot of “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ok, we’re good” going on, and with the older kids sometimes going in different directions, it can definitely be a challenge, but it worked out rather seamlessly. Speaking of five kids, Sunday morning found us at the pharmacy, and while the pharmacist was answering a few questions for me and Mystic (one of the kids was under the weather), the kids starting coming to stand near us. The pharmacist stopped for a second. “Are these ALL yours?” We nodded. “Wow, it’s like they just keep coming.” Really, folks? Five kids is a lot? I could see if it was maybe five kids under four or they were all climbing the counters or rambunctious, it might seem a little overwhelming. Or like the Duggar family. But five? People amaze me sometimes.
This is Madeline’s favorite part of Hershey Park, Chocolate World. And it’s really not even in the park. It’s outside of the front entrance. It has a ride where you can learn all about how they make Hershey chocolate. She calls it the cow ride because singing cows are featured prominently throughout, and asked for it from the moment we got to Hershey yesterday morning, until we finally did it at 9:45 pm Sunday night.