Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Chaos

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?"



10 comments:

  1. sounds like fun. I wish I lived closer to a lake! Nothing huge going on here. The only thing on our agenda is the annual Pickett camping trip up to Island Park. Hope you have an awesome summer!

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    1. Ohh camping...I haven't done that in ages. Sounds like a blast. Have fun!

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  2. That sounds like a great summer plan! My daughters driving now, so I'll probably be a nervous wreck while I'm at work. Lol

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    1. My daughter just got her permit... scary times.

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  3. The only thing I wouldn't do is the sunblock thing - but only 'cause in my family we're prone to skin cancer ;)

    Enjoy your summer!! Here it's winter and I'm enjoying it very much :)

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    1. I agree, but he is nearly 15 and apparently, or so he says, having a nagging mom is not coll at 15. Go figure. I must find a way to subtly remind him to put it on.

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  4. Love the sound of your summer plans. Keep that road trip open- I'll be in touch!!

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