Anyway, I look forward to summer because there are no schedules, no need to turn on an alarm, and the possibility of amazing adventure hangs in the air. But, I think even all that possibility gets tired of the thick summer air and melts along with the make-up on my face. And my main goal becomes to stay cool and keep the kids from destroying the inside of the house because going outside runs the risk of getting heat stroke or dehydration. That is no easy feat.
I've signed them up for about 3 weeks of camps (except 1 week for my son only) leaving lots of time we need to fill. I could do lots of stuff with the older 2, but the baby throws all plans for a loop. She definitely still needs a nap, and she's just not old enough for fun summer stuff like movies and pools. Going to a pool with all 3 is totally out of the question - none know how to swim well enough to trust them. Managing 3 by myself at a pool would land me in the hospital due to cardiac arrest. And, I would have left the baby in daycare for the summer if I wanted to get a babysitter all the time. Lastly, the half day camps make it difficult to squeeze anything else in for the day, but in reality it's too hot for some of the stuff I'd like to do like visit the zoo.
We are having some remodeling done on a fireplace that was a fire hazard at one point, so they were hammering and sawing all day yesterday leaving me to flee with the baby during her nap time (no nap for baby = bad choice) while the kids were at camp. We went to michaels to try to buy some crafty stuff for the kids to do since despite having 4 million toys each, there is NOTHING to do in the house. Ever. And, if it were up to them they would play x-box or watch tv all day long, and I really don't want to have to feel guilty later in life when they have creativity or thinking problems because their brains turned to mush while sitting on the couch.
Three and a half more weeks and we get to go on vacation, which I'm really looking forward to. The kids will get to see their cousins, all 4 grandparents, both great-grandmothers, and some new friends. But, until then, we continue to trudge through June with lots of popsicles, camp and art projects.