The end of school and the beginning of summer is generally met with two reactions:
Reaction A: “Yay! The kids are out of school! We have a whole three months of awesome ahead of us because I am the best mom ever!!!”
Reaction B: “Holy sh*t, only 2 more hours before school is out for the summer! TWO MORE HOURS! What am I going to do with these hooligans? Hold me.”
I plead the 5th on which camp I fall in, but I’ll have you know that my girls have been out of mother’s day out since like mid-May, and SERIOUSLY IS IT SEPTEMBER YET?
I hate summer. It’s already reaching into the 90s here in Austin every day, and that’s just the tip of the sunburst. Before long it will be too hot to go outside at all before 10am without wanting to peel your skin off, it’s so dang hot.
So now here we are, barely into June, and I fear that I’ve set the bar way too high for the remainder of the summer.
We’ve been getting in the water since MARCH, my friends. The upside is “Yay, entertainment that doesn’t involve slumming it in front of the TV all day or me having an anxiety attack while trying to do a simple craft with 3 kids!”
The downside is that last year’s Summer of Hell killed all our grass and replaced it with weeds and dirt. Dirt + water = the ultimate party for my kids.
So not a day goes by that they don’t ask to get in the pool (it’s dirty), play in the wacky hose (uh oh, it’s broken), or get out the slip n slide (ooooh, sorry, kids…there’s poop on it).
I can come up with an excuse for anything, I tell you.
But in an effort to give them something new to do and simultaneously pat ourselves on the back for supporting our local community, the other day we joined the YMCA (I dare you not to hum that tune for the rest of the day. You’re welcome.) so we could hang at their awesome pool, sign the kids up for swimming lessons, and maybe a little so I could drop the kids in the child care and
have 2 hours to myself go work out?
We’re like 4 days into our membership and I’m already calling this one a big fat WIN. Although there will come a day soon when I will be expected to take all three of them to the pool by myself, and that gives me major anxiety. Did I mention that their latest obsession is “Mommy, I went underNEAT!”
Yes, it’s going to be a very long summer indeed.