Monday, June 14, 2010

Thank God it's Monday

Thank God it's Monday.

I know, but I really needed the reset. Last week was so LONG, and that was mainly because I kept thinking it was Friday. Starting on Tuesday.

Tuesday was the kids' last day of school. Number One was home before 10, Number Two around 11, and that feeling of leisure and non-urgency is usually associated with Friday. Every day, I felt like it was the end of the week.

So now we've had a weekend, and every part of my brain and body know it's Monday, and this week we start our summer structure. Number Two has strings camp through Thursday. The A/C guy is here doing the annual service check. We'll go pick up Number One's report card, start our weekly housecleaning rotation (today is the bedrooms and bathroom), and maybe go shop for bikes.

Next week they start Camp Nana, and this year, it's enhanced! Aunt Cindy will be participating at least sometimes, and the girls are excited about that. Aunt Cindy is girlie, so they paint nails and do hair and stuff when they're with her.

I need to explore things we can do that won't bore us to death and that are free. I'm very open to suggestions! All I can think of is biking or hiking in state parks. Number One is difficult to drag out of her room, and she will quickly come to hate me if that's all I force her to do all summer.

Has your summer started yet? Can you tell? :)


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds like some fun. I'm shopping for a bike too. Training the kids to do housework sounds like lots of fun for the summer.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Oh, I don't need to train them. They've done it for years. Just not that consistently, because school and stuff comes first, and I'm home, so it's one of my primary jobs (which is why it doesn't get done that often LOL).

Cindy Procter-King said...

My summer has barely started because the weather here hasn't been very good. I hear it rained almost the entire time I was gone, but now the sun is peeking out. My youngest has been graduated for two years now, so I've completely lost the summer-starts-end-of-June thing. I had to ask his gf (who's graduating this year) if she's writing finals yet.

Both my kids are still in uni, so September to me is still "the start" of school. However, the eldest actually starts his B.Ed. post-degree program in July.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I imagine once the kids are out of high school "summer vacation" will shift to late August to early May, instead of end of August to early June. And then it will stop existing, because I won't be a work-at-home mom anymore, I'll just be work-at-home! :)

But "summer" will ALWAYS be June 20/21 to September 22/23, because that's what it IS. LOL

Cindy Procter-King said...

Good point!

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Anonymous said...

I will never ever do those girly things that Aunt Cindy wants me to do. That is number one's thing. Not mine! I think that stuff is gross.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Okay, but you're still excited to spend time with Aunt Cindy, right?!

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