Two of my three kids have finished school; the youngest has two more weeks. Which, as you can imagine, means a daily battle with a six year old as to why she has to get dressed when her siblings sleep in. Yeah...not fun. Anyhow, I have a love hate relationship with summer. I love the fact that I don't have a schedule -- no carpooling, no sports practices, no school projects that somehow become my responsibility.
And I hate that we have no schedule. I like things neat and tidy. Give me a place to be, a deadline to meet and suddenly my life has purpose.
This year, against my better wisdom, I have decided to embrace the chaos that is summer and have made a list of things I ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT DO:
~I will not vacuum the sand out of the car each time we go to the beach. (and we live on CAPE COD so that is going to be hard)
~I will let my kids nasty up the fire pit with chocolate and marshmallows and not make them them hose it out after.
~I will believe my 14 year old son when he says he has sunblock and not freak out when he comes back burnt and literally baking in his own lie.
~I will take a road trip and not worry if I am two hours or two days late.
~And at least once a week, I will consider swimming in the lake equivalent to a bath. (For my kids not me!)
How about you...any big summer "non-plans?"