So who else is ready for summer!? I think I am more excited this year than I have ever been for school to get out. I usually love my schedule, but not this year! Addison gets of Kindergarten at 12:40 three days a week, 1:40 another day and 12:30 on early out day. Ellie is out at 2:30 every day except for early out day. NOT an easy schedule to remember. NOT an easy pickup schedule when you have a napping baby. The carpool schedule I worked out with neighbors at the beginning of the year is so complicated with which kids are coming and going (and which mom is doing what pick-up) we needed a spreadsheet to map it all out. Throw in a wild toddler, homework, a few after school activities, therapy for that wild toddler (four days a week), and oh yeah… I’m building a house! All that has equaled one burned out mom. I completely realize that there are moms everywhere with more than three kids who have even more on their plate. Everyone is different and I think as a mom you know when you’ve hit your personal limit. I’ve hit my limit. Hit my limit hard and am maybe hanging a bit on the other side by a very thin thread. :) My kindergartner has had a wonderful year and I have loved our extra time together, but I desperately need my two girls on the same schedule. So for that reason alone I am counting down the days until summer and next Fall! I know things will still be busy, but just having my girls’ schedule in sync will make a world of difference for me (and for my napping boy!).
To get the girls as excited as I am for the upcoming season, I pulled out last year’s “Summer To-Do list” and we started brainstorming ideas for this summer.
We completed almost everything on our list last summer. Aside from a few minor activities like Ellie’s addition to the list…
“get a puppy.” I’m positive that will make it on this year’s list as well. I’m even more positive that it won’t be checked off at the end of the summer.
I’m also thinking it would be fun to make a list of books for the girls to read and maybe some fun movies I’d love to show them this summer.
Another list that will be taped to our back door soon is my annual summer “get out the door list.”
A must have for summer activities if you have little ones. It has been especially helpful to me when I’ve had a baby – they require so much STUFF.
Yes… we are counting down around here.
Seeing the mermaids and princesses floating in the pool will be a welcome sight this year!
BRING IT ON!! :)