I am not sure about you but I feel a little anxious/conflicted about summer vacation vastly approaching...
Even though it makes me sound lke a bad mom, I have to be truthful. It really has been so much fun having the boys in school all day for the first time this year. I’m not real excited about being in charge of them 24/7all summer long. I'm not relishing handling all of the incessant wants and needs. I don't want to listen to the tantrums in Target over lego sets. I’m not ready to cook, or should I say "prepare", three meals everyday. I don't want to constantly follow behind two little boys who seem as if they have just moved into our house and have no idea
where anything goes. I don't want to try to get them to do some enriching school work while they whine and act like I am asking them to memorize the Gettysburg Address. I don't want to tell them to wash their hands, wipe their butts or put their shoes in the bin, EVERY SINGLE HOUR OF EVERY DAAAAYYY......
I like that their angelic teachers do much of this for me day after day during the school year, while my peaceful existence consists of writing, cleaning, cooking, making things look pretty and keeping various friends and family happy.
Wait... Actually, didn't I just say I didn't want to do much of that while they’re home for the summer? Well, I guess doing it for myself and by myself is sooo much better. It is better to do all of that while it is peaceful and quiet and all of the messes are my messes. My messes that don't involve rocks, mud or glitter! Well, sometimes glitter. But, my glitter nonetheless!
Question? Can a stay-at-home mom hire a nanny? Camille Grammer (Housewives of Beverly Hills) has three, right? Oh, but I am not Camille Grammer. I forgot.
But another part of me can’t wait to get my little punkins back into my lair! Waking up at 8:30 instead of 7:00 will be divine! I am kind of looking forward to teaching them about time as we wear Phineas and Ferb watches with a minute hand. I’m also looking forward to handing out their allowance and going garage saling to teach them the concept of money.
I am looking forward to teaching them how to swim better and going with them into the woods to discover what's changed since their last trip there.
I’m excited about the trips we have planned with family and friends.
They’re excited about playing all day outside, and so am I!
So, as the birds chirp and the jackets come home in backpacks, yes I guess can say I am also getting a little anxious/excited about summer vacation!
How about you?