June 14, 2010
Summer's on the Way
Yes we still haven't let out for the summer. The last day of school is Wednesday June 15th. I am ready for it... I think. I am ready to sleep in and make yummy breakfasts for the kids. Ready to start a good book with them to read aloud. Ready for late movie rentals with popcorn allowed downstairs. Ready to pack lunches and take them to the pool. Ready for T cooking on the BBQ. Ready to invite friends over. Ready to get tan. Ready to slip and slide! Ready for a vacation to the beach. Ready for the fresh tomatoes from our yard. Ready for sprinklers to run through. Visits from out of town friends and relatives. I am ready!
However one can never have all the pleasure without some pain right? So here is what I am dreading.... I'm dreading having bored kids in the house without any cable. Dreading the conflicts that will most surely arise more often with kids at home full time. I'm dreading teaching Big Boy to drive. Dreading the hot muggy air you can swim through here in Maryland. Dreading the clutter and mess that comes with kids at home messing stuff up. I'm dreading the role of the entertainer. I'm dreading the funk my Middle Boy gets into when he's bored. I dread the craft mess that Big Girl makes every chance she gets.
I just need to take deep breaths and remember the fun we can have if we turn our frowns upside down and smile all the while. What are your great ideas to get through the summer with kids at home? I'd love to hear.