Come back tomorrow and check out what we are putting together to help everyone in our family, have a positive experience this summer.
Tomorrow is my girls’ last day of school. Grade 3 and Kindergarten will be a distant memory when September rolls around. Somehow we made it through the last 10 months of projects, spelling tests, math tests, show and tells, concerts, plays and play dates. It is pretty amazing how the school year can creep along and then all of a sudden it’s summer again.
Summer. What to do this summer? We have created our Summertime Fun List; things we want to do and places we want to go this summer. It is not that I think we won’t have plenty of things to do this summer, it is more I fear the time when we aren’t doing anything…the time in between.
If you read this blog, then you know that I love doing things with my girls. Seriously. Does that mean things always run smoothly around here, nope.
There are plenty of arguments and lots of bickering between my girls. After all they are 6 and, almost, 9 years old. The older one has figured out how to push the younger ones buttons. The younger one falls right into her sister’s emotional traps. The volume rises. The tears start. And the next thing I know I’m desperately trying to calm two highly emotional little girls. Until, I inevitably have to resort to separating them. Time for a break in their rooms.
This is what I fear about summer. The repetition of this exact scenario every single day.
How many times in the last two weeks have I said “This is not how I want to spend my summer girls!” Somehow, hoping that my saying this will magically make them wake up and stop being, well, children.
There is no doubt that I love summer with my girls. The time we spend together is precious to me. Especially as I see them growing and stretching their wings. Most of the time everyone gets along beautifully. We sing, craft, explore the outdoors, read and laugh together. As a stay-at-home mom the summer is when I get to focus all my attention on my girls. Who wouldn’t love that?
I guess I am just hoping this summer is filled with more happy and less yappy.
How ’bout you? Has your kid’s summer vacation already started? How are you coping with the tough times? Am I the only one who feels this way?