Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer Plans...

School Stuff
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Summer vacation is here.

My first feeling is excitement- I don't have to drag the kids out of the house three days a week to drop off/pick up my son from school.

My second feeling is dread- no more school means my son and daughter have more time to fight with each other and drive me crazy.

This summer will be pretty laid back, as in I'm not going to be jumping through hoops to do lots of away from home activities with the kids. Maybe we'll go to the zoo and some other random things but I'm not a glutton for punishment and taking the three kids to big places by myself is not so much fun. Plus, I'm just not the type of mom who feels the need to constantly be taking my kids places. We have a nice yard with a swing set, a huge sandbox, lots of outdoor toys, a bounce house (one of those small little tykes ones) and even a ghetto above ground pool and various sizes of kiddie pools. We also live on a dead end street that the kids can ride their bikes and scooters on and have neighbor kids across the street who are my kids' ages. Sounds like perfection to me and like I should get a big fat honking pass to not have to leave the vicinity of my house much this summer.

As I am not a completely lazy mom, I do want to make it a priority to spend more quality time with the kids. I spend literally all of my time with them but I don't spend enough quality mommy time with them- and here I am talking about the older kids because the baby leaves me no option but to spend tons of time with her. I see us playing board games (their favorite is Candy Land), doing arts and crafts, going for walks, playing games in the backyard and reading together.

I also really want to spend time each day with Ty-Guy working on his letters, numbers and other miscellaneous stuff that five year old kids are expected to know when they enter Kindergarten. Nothing too intensive, maybe just fifteen minutes a day during weekdays. I am going to try on find some resources on the internet on fun things to do that  will prepare him for September.

And maybe, just maybe, we'll be brave and the whole family will go on a little vacation to Story Land. The idea of two adults and three children, including a baby, sharing a hotel room for a few days kind of scares me though.


  1. We are kinda in the same boat. We are taking it extremely easy this year..After every day drop off at 8 another drop off at 12 pick up at 2:30 and then another at 3 I will be thrilled to stay outta my van all summer :) We have a big yard, a pool, wii, and some summer schooling crafts and activities I have to work on with the kids. Im just dreading the fighting.

  2. You have three kids who are of fighting age- I only have two and it's driving me crazy. When the baby is older I'm probably going to just lock myself in my bedroom and let them all duke it out!