Summer has arrived.
“You know Mom summer doesn’t actually start until the equinox so it’s really still spring.”
More accurately – as is evidently required, school has ended for the 2013-2014 school year in this lair. Now…there are four spawn home. All day. Every day. All summer long.
I. Am. Terrified.
Being the brilliant parents Dr. Evil and I are, we have the two oldest scheduled for loads of physical activity in the morning hours. Raider Elite is an organized summer workout/gym class. And again my brilliance shines through. It begins at 8:30 or 9 depending on grade level. (And hell no, I am not making two trips – you’d best bring a book to read or something because you’re sitting on your arse at school while waiting for your class to start.)
And…Then…..For Eldest….He was selected from the lottery for summer gym for high school. Oh…that pains me to write. My oldest is in high school. He can’t be that big. I can’t be that old. I’m not yet vintage. Unless vintage is cool. Then maybe, just maybe I can be the start of vintage. Like the gray in my hair. I have the start of gray. It’s not yet to the point where I take my ink pen and try to hide the blue gray hairs.
Back to summer….
After 3 hours of physical activity they get to come home.
And do chores.
Then…it’s time for baseball, softball, or t-ball depending on their age.
My goal? To make them sleep at night. So they don’t hear the frogs out in the back acres. So they don’t hear the alarm bell Dr. Evil has go off at 5:14 am EVERY FREAKING DAY. And to keep them so active they are ready for whatever comes their way in the fall. One is playing football. One is thinking about cross country. The other two, my Littles, are just little enough that riding bike, swimming, trampoline jumping, playing tag, running from their older siblings, and doing chores will make them tired. And ready for the activities that come with grades 1 and 4.
And….I hope we spend time at the beach. Together. All of us. There is a man made ‘lake’ beach area in a nearby state park. You can bring in coolers of food and drinks and we can spend the entire day (except for the hours of required hard physical labor for the two Bigs) playing in the water, on the play structure (which is EPIC – honestly – it’s amazing and I LOVE IT), or just hanging on the beach soaking up the sun that makes it past my broad spectrum 50 SPF water proof, bug proof, sweat proof, have to scrub off but keeps my Littlest from turning into a lobster and makes me worry about skin cancer … sunblock. We’ll take some RV trips. One in particular is to a ball tournament at Wisconsin Dells. The others…well Dr. Evil is good at planning those and tends to just let me know when to have things ready to roll.
And I’m good with that.
Summer has arrived. I’m a little less terrified.
And ready to live it up.
What are you plans for the summer?
EJ out – to get ready for this first day – I have a chore list to make!! Woot Woot!
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Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
I used: frog ~ bell ~ vintage ~ blue ~ ink
They were submitted by: Stacy Sews and Schools
Below are the links to the other amazing posts – you should check them out and see how they used their given words. If I remember correctly, I was particularly Evil so you should really find whoever got stuck with mine!!!
http://bakinginatornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/ The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/ Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com Battered Hope
http://www.healingtomato.com Healing Tomato