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“So here’s the thing… » Summer!

“So here’s the thing…


Filed under: Uncategorized — June 11, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

Dev gets out of school tomorrow (as an a.m. Kindergartener), and Keegan finishes 1/2 day on Wednesday. Y’know…right around December it feels like the year is taking FOREVER, but then June hits and it’s like, “wow! Where did the time go?” Next year they’ll both be gone all day, and I’ll have to decide what to do about possibly going back to work of some kind.

So…today we bought a little 2′ pool - 8′x6′- which is good enough for cooling down. We finally got central air…courtesy of next year’s tax return! lol We have a zoo pass for those not-so-hot days and a Science Center pass for those days when we’re just too bored sitting around the house. Plus our friends down the road have a 4′ pool we’re welcome to invade whenever we want, but since Devyn’s scared of it (she’s only 3′9″), we’ll probably get wet over here mostly. Summers are always a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it’s REALLY nice NOT waking up at 7:15am every morning just to run around making lunches, packing snacks, yelling “I said BRUSH THEM NOW! WE’RE GOING TO BE LATE!!” and fighting the traffic at the drop-off area in front of the school. Plus it will be nice to have a break from volunteering at the school. Yes, obviously I could say no, but there just aren’t enough people to help w/ stuff, and I’d feel guilty knowing I DO have the time and just don’t show up. Besides, it keeps me very up-to-date on what my kids are doing all day.

However…the curse is that summer also means finding things to do everyday. Our house is WAAAY too small to have kids hanging around all afternoon. Which is why I have the different memberships. My friend, Amber, has a membership to Greenfield Village (which I would love to get, but it’s expensive) and she’s kind enough to let us tag along. Hopefully we can find ways to fill the days so no one goes stir-crazy.

So to all my fellow Moms out there (or basically Deb, since I don’t actually know anyone else who would ever visit here), I hope your summer is the perfect combination of quick and slow. LOL     Enjoy it! We deserve the extra hour of sleep! (If we can manage to get our kids to sleep in a little.)


  1. Jay:

    Six months. I believe that shatters my personal record for “largest span of time between blog posts.” Well done. ;)

    As you’ve discovered over the last few days, our kids sleep in, so we have the opposite problem — summer is great for Deb and getting sleep, but it’s tough to rouse them during the school year.

    So are you moving toward a June/December schedule for posting here? ;)

  2. deb:

    Geez, I wish I would have read this at the beginning of summer rather then the end of September! ROFL

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