Simple Summer Rules to Live By
Are you ready for summer?
I am so excited to ditch the school routine and put on my summer schedule.
Not that is is any easier. In fact, it is much crazier. Kids are everywhere, food is flying around, bikes are all over the yard and sidewalk, doors are left open, and inevitably someone gets hurt. And then, of course, there is swim team, tennis lessons, golf practice, baseball games…wait a minute, why do I like summer again?
Right – no homework! No carpool line. No early morning alarm clocks. No grumpy breakfast exchanges. No arguments over bedtime.
That’s why summer is awesome.
However fun summer can be, losing that 7 hours of an empty house isn’t easy. At least for me, who needs lots of quiet alone time to function properly. I can get a little gnarly when overexposed to human contact. Why I have 4 children is still remarkable to me.
In order to deal with my disability, I have to remind myself each year that:
- It’s OK to miss a swim practice for no reason.
- It’s OK to let your kids watch a movie if you need a break.
- It’s OK to expect your kids to walk or ride their bike places.
- It’s OK to tell your kids you need a rest.
- It’s OK to have a glass of wine.
- It’s OK to have a sitter help with the running around.
- It’s OK to dislike baseball.
- It’s OK to tan your legs. Tan legs are good.
You may want to adopt my summer rules too :) Here is to the first day of summer break, warm nights, long days, tan legs and NO homework!