Wat I Did on My Summr Vacashin, by Kate

Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Blogging, Extended Family, Firsts, Friends and Strangers, Little Rhody, Miss Kate, Summer, Travel | 21 Comments »

We’re back from our epic, excellent, six-week trip to the East Coast.

We spent time in five states, saw dozens of friends, had one car get hit and another break down, and—despite what my friend Drew thinks—attended only one parade. But it was a doozy.

My father and his wife should get blood transfusions to revive themselves after the tantrums, food fights, sibling spats, and other appalling behavior we exhibited while under their roof. And I wish their cleaners luck removing all the sand we dragged in.

The girls ate three things all summer: hot dogs, carrots, and ice cream. A couple times they had corn. Me? I lugged my juicer everywhere and obsessively counted my steps with my FitBit.

We visited the town library A LOT, and leathered up our skin from many long days at the beach.

So much more happened, but I’ve got a cold and I’m cranky and I’m on Day 30—yes, THIRTY—of solo parenting. So I did what any self-respecting, lazy-ass mother would do: I had my kid do it. Which is to say, I asked my six-year-old, Kate, to come up with a post on our summer vacation.

She LOVED the idea. She’s told every person who’s called our house, every friend we’ve seen, our fish and our mailman that she’s going to be featured here. So this decision was also a good PR move.

Kate wrote this herself (on paper first) and picked out all the photos. Keep in mind she’s at a groovy progressive school where phonetic spelling reigns supreme. As do exclamation points, apparently.

I got a shot of her entering some last-minute edits. She’s already asked me how old you have to be to have your own blog. So look out world.
















Wat I Did on My Summr Vacashin, by KateĀ 

I love sumrre! It rocks!

I wint to Bristol! My sister Paige ate a lot of donuts.
















I saw the 4th ov Joliye prad! There wre horsis ther. It wus loooooooong! The bands wer asam!


I have a unckl hoo is a dog. He is so cut! His name is Bruno.


In Cape Code it was fun. We wint on a bote cold Bristol Girl! It wus fun!!!!! We saw seals. Thay wre cyot!


We wint to to Broklin. I got a doll. A Amarukin Girl Doll. My frend gav it to me!

We wint on a long driv to Vrginya! Ther we wint to a weding. The brid wus byotefll!


My grandma gave me a french brade.















I lost 2 teeth. I got a silvr dolr!















We wnt to Cunnetecot. Thear we wnt toobing.

My hayr trnd green from a pool! It looks bettar now.















We had a grate sumre!


21 Comments on “Wat I Did on My Summr Vacashin, by Kate”

  1. 1 Nancy said at 8:04 am on August 14th, 2012:

    Move over Mommy – the new girl is in town and you’ve got some competition!

    Loved your work Kate and I can’t wait to read more.

  2. 2 Mary said at 8:25 am on August 14th, 2012:

    Nice job Kate! I loved hearing about the summer from your perspective! I think there might be another writer in the family…

  3. 3 kate said at 8:34 am on August 14th, 2012:

    thank you mary!
    I love to rite !

  4. 4 stacey said at 9:23 am on August 14th, 2012:

    You did asam!! You have to be ten to start a blog. It’s written somewhere.
    Nurse Stacey

  5. 5 kristen from motherload said at 9:34 am on August 14th, 2012:

    No, YOU are asam, Nurse Stacey.

  6. 6 SACHA said at 10:04 am on August 14th, 2012:

    So cute. Way to go Kate.

  7. 7 Abbie said at 12:17 pm on August 14th, 2012:


    I was so excited to read your blog today! You are such a great writer! I love the pictures you chose too. It was great to read about the highlights of your summer. Funny to hear Page ate lots of donuts! :) Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful summer! Keep writing so I can keep reading! :)


  8. 8 Dad said at 12:37 pm on August 14th, 2012:

    Kate — I loved your post! I’m reading it in the airport on my way home to see you guys, and it made me really proud and happy.

  9. 9 Mary said at 1:08 pm on August 14th, 2012:

    Love everything she wrote and so enjoyed the spelling. It was like a puzzle which made it fun. It’s always wonderful to see firsthand what stands out for kids during any kind of experience. Thanks!

  10. 10 Gramp said at 1:36 pm on August 14th, 2012:

    I have never read a blog that meant so much to me. You described the Fouth of July parade and the parties so well and I liked the part where you talked about your uncle, a little Dachshund dog..his picture is great. Keep up the good work..love, Gramp

  11. 11 kate said at 3:38 pm on August 14th, 2012:

    I am Happy you like it!

  12. 12 kate said at 3:44 pm on August 14th, 2012:

    HEA gramp!
    were is my uncle?

  13. 13 Daryce said at 1:50 am on August 15th, 2012:

    Nice work, Kate!

  14. 14 Andrea said at 4:27 am on August 15th, 2012:

    What a fantastic post, Kate! Please sign me up for the Daughterload blog!

  15. 15 Terri said at 6:34 am on August 15th, 2012:

    Loved this so much!!! Adorable. Welcome back.

  16. 16 Grandma said at 8:29 am on August 15th, 2012:

    I loved reading your blog and hearing all about the fun things you did this summer! You did a great job picking out pictures, and I really liked the one of your french braid!
    You are a good storyteller and I’m proud of the hard work you did to write the blog!
    Love, Grandma

  17. 17 Zoe RC said at 3:19 pm on August 15th, 2012:

    yur blog rocks!!!! I love explamation points too!!!!

  18. 18 chele said at 3:43 pm on August 15th, 2012:

    kate, you rock!!! this is so cool and thank you for saying i looked beautiful! it was really hot and i wasn’t sure how i was lookin’, so you made me feel great. we were so happy to get to hang out with you guys and now we MISS you. awesome writing, keep it up girl! and wow, what an amazingly awesome summer!

  19. 19 Michael (Mike) said at 6:22 pm on August 15th, 2012:

    Kate! I love your post. It was so great to see you guys. We wish we could see you more. I’m glad you liked the American Girl Doll. You made her look so much happier! She looked pretty sad in the box at our house.
    Love you all!

  20. 20 **alexa** said at 7:18 am on August 20th, 2012:

    Dear Kate,
    While you read my comment I want you to put the song, “Dancing Queen” (you know, the ABBA one) in your mind. Are you humming? Okay, now sing it,
    “You are the blogging queen
    Young and sweet
    Only six years old!”
    I loved reading your writing, Kate. See ya soon at school! Love, **alexa**

  21. 21 Jill Davidson said at 8:01 am on August 24th, 2012:

    Write more, Kate! This was great! We loved spending time with you and your family this summer. Can’t wait to see you again!

    Jill (and Kevin, Elias, Leo and Henry)

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