FaKebook Friday – Sunday/Thursday Drive Edition


A quick recap/definition of FaKebook Friday:

On FaKebook Friday I will give an example of a FaKebook vs a Real Life version of the same story, essentially mocking the way we all have a tendency to put a spin on the things we share on Facebook.

FaKebook is the version of the story that you want everyone to see or know and Real Life is the version that you don’t really share for whatever reason.

{FaKebook Version}



After Story time the kids and I took a lovely drive up into the snow-covered Colorado Mountains. We found a new park, the kiddos ate granola bars, and listened to Adventures in Odyssey. Such a fun afternoon.

(Please assume that you should always read the FaKebook Version in June Cleaver soothing tone. And smile while doing so.)

{Real Life Version}

We had a ROUGH morning. You know, the kind where more of your people are crying before 8 am than not? Ya, that sort of morning.

We needed a change of scenery.

So… We scrambled out the door to make it to story time. By the time we got there… we were 20 minutes late for a 30 minute “joyful” experience.

7 of those minutes were spent in a “I don’t want to where my shoes, I wanted to wear boots” stand off in the middle of the parking lot.

But we made it, (sorta)…We were one book in when the lady started singing…

 skidder ma rink a dink a dink, skidda ma rink a dooo…

(as you sing that for the rest of your day… you’re welcome.)

And my kids lost it.

In unison.

MaryGrace squirmed right out of my lap and insisted on crawling around on the dirty floor.

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Fine, you’re the fourth kid anyway. What do I care?

Meanwhile, I looked over to check on and B and J only to find them fighting over the piece of carpet they were pleasantly sharing only moments prior. I gave Brady the stern mom face and I thought it was done.

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The next thing I know they are throwing down in the middle of story time over a nasty old carpet sample. Thank goodness the music is on and there is lots of motion.

Maybe no one noticed? Ya, right.

Then, I looked over at MaryGrace… she was now distracting a pack of children who had decided to follow her and make her their play thing…

She was not particularly fond of the idea. She looked like the prey of a over eager/snotty/uncoordinated toddler version of a wolf pack.

I scooped up James under one arm and MG under the other. I gave Brady that all too familiar look and we left.

The babies were screaming under each arm and Brady was throwing out peanut butter breath/pint sized/unacceptable “remarks.” (I will not list them here in hope of keeping some of my parental dignity)

But, I got them back to the car safely and of course everyone was hungry. Why wouldn’t they be? We only finished breakfast about 17 minutes ago, makes perfect sense.

I scrounged up a pile of possibly stale granola bars and distributed them.

Then I realized that we were only there for about 5.67 minutes.

I climbed in to the drivers seat, but wasn’t sure where to go.

If I went straight home the drama would continue… Nap time was almost 2 hours away.

This is when I decided to drive.


We ended up in the mountains. It had snowed a couple of days ago but the roads were clear. It was gorgeous and we just kept driving.


Adventures in Odyssey really was playing in the car and the kids were enjoying it. However… I have heard the same story a bazillion times and the disc was skipping. AHHHH!

So after our semi-peaceful drive and with bellies full of granola bars… I brought the kids home just in time for naps.

Funny how that worked out… huh?

It was a survival of the fittest sort of day…

Strapping them down to their car seats, feeding them stale granola bars for lunch, and listening to a skipping cd was my only means of outlasting my herd and maintaining some sanity…

 skidder ma rink a dink a dink, skidda ma rink a dooo…


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    …Because first off the SprattPack kids are the cutest and can’t possible be bad…right? 😉 And because not so long ago my days were filled with these moments…and some how I made it out alive!!!!

  2. So when is your next 87 hour vacation sans children and hubby?!?!? Love seeing kids in shorts in the snow! I have one of my sisters & me in Yellowstone in the snow. Fun!!!

  3. My fav part:
    “But, I got them back to the car safely and of course everyone was hungry. Why wouldn’t they be? We only finished breakfast about 17 minutes ago, makes perfect sense.”

    Literally made me laugh out loud. It’s so true.