I love summer
I really do
but truth be told.....come late July, I'm ready for a little routine
I know you think I'm a bad mom, but let me explain
if i lived in some precious coastal cottage, driving my light blue convertible bug,
sportin' my perpetual tan, my havaianas & i would be loving this first day of summer break
but as reality would have it
we have no neighborhood pool
and sadly i live hours from the white sanded crystal blue water that i love
so at 8:00 am when Caroline asks me , for what I'm certain will be the first of hundreds
"can we go to the pool today"
"no sweetie, its supposed to rain"
I begin to wonder how my compulsive self who loves a clean tidy white house (insert this confession= i honestly feel if my home were on the beach I'd be completely contented having sand on my hardwood floors and perpetual smudges on my white slip covered furniture) but since i have neither the hardwoods nor the white slipcovers, i exist in this conflicted state of wanting to enjoy having kids and teenagers constantly in my home and my insatiable desire to have order! ha!
then my witty hubby emails me this morning to ask how my first day of summer vacation is going
he very cutely asks~
What is your plan for the day?
Since the girls are all home, I guess its something like.........
1. make a hot breakfast for all
2. have a 'family clean the house' morning
3. help Caroline set up a kool-aid stand to raise money for the missionaries
4. eat lunch consisting of grilled chicken ceasar salads and homemade lemonade
( from the said lemonade stand)
5. take a trip to the park
such a funny boy
I'm sure he'll enjoy his leftovers tonight
So here's to summer~~
I promise to try to let things go
play cards and games at the drop of a hat
not vacuum every day
welcome any and every teenager
count down the sleeps until i get my 7 sacred days on the gulf shore
and come September when I'm knee deep in carpool commitments and football games,
I'll be wishing it was the 'first day of summer vacation'
a few of my belated April showers bringing may showers post
cracking up at caroline's buff -horsing around self during my attempted photoshoot