Ironically, my day to blog about the summer is also my kids last day of school. To be honest, I have mixed feeling about this. What parent doesn’t, especially a stay at home parent? Yes, it’s going to be great not having to get up at the crack of dawn to get them ready for school (if my little twinkies will actually do momma a favor and sleep in. Not holding my breath on that one). Yes, it’s going to be fun doing all the summery thing we do like going to the pool, grabbing lunch and heading to the park, slip and sliding, and cookouts. All that is great and I truly look forward to spending time with my kids and just having fun with no worry of school the next morning.
BUT. Prepare yourself. Huge whine here. You can roll your eyes if you want to. I already miss my mornings and summer vacation hasn’t officially started yet. LOL. For the next eight weeks, I am going to have to reacquaint myself to the constant chatter of two hyperactive five-year-olds. Let’s not forget the bickering, too. I will have to find creative ways to keep them busy and far away from the dreaded word bored. My kids and bored equals chaos. And chaos will reign with them just being at home. I will have to structure a new schedule to write and pretty much get used to nonstop interruptions. 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for the next eight weeks. Will I make it with my sanity in check?
So I am telling myself to breath deep and exhale the bad mojo. Tomorrow WILL be different. Accept it and move on. So, today, as a final hurrah to the school year, I am sitting on my deck with a cup of coffee, soaking up the last moment of silence I will have until August 25th. The clock is ticking. Only an hour and half left before they will be home and the summer will begin:)