So much for silence around here during the day. Honestly I was looking forward to having the kids home everyday, even though I knew they would be totally wild at time. BUT THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER BREAK!?!? Come on guys!
So first I think whats more awesome than having a picnic at the spray ground, then of course play in the water and on the play ground. Instantly the boys protest and don’t want to go or even entertain the thought of putting on swim shorts. Fine, whatever. I get there and who was right? I was- they wished they had worn the swim pants.
After wards after much begging I stop and let Ethan spend his money on Pokemon cards, After 15 minutes (ok maybe 10, but it felt like 15) looking at the same section of Pokemon cards, I offer to go back to the toy department to see if there are any other kinds back their, he freaks and drops to his knees at Target. OMG. Are you kidding? Did he just do THAT?!? Hes never, even as a baby went that far. That was it. I loaded us all back into the car.
Fast forward (past all the bickering) to bed time. Naturally the fuss.. Chandler ends up in Ethans bed. Jayde ends up somewhere in between. Out of almost no where I hear a gut wrenching scream. I run into the room and see Jayde holding her eye… the eye that just mere days ago was swollen shut. Its all red and puffy. Once again. OMG . Are you kidding? Did he just do THAT?!?
Im starting to see a trend for summer that I’m not liking. At all.
Heres to hoping tomorrows not as wild. Oh, and her eye, still red. She’s cuddled up with an ice pack.
Today is the kids last day of school and well, unless I make some sort of plans of things to do or my kiddos are going to drive me MAD! Here goes nothing… My sorta organized summer to do list.
– Visit Tyler Park. (supposed to be pretty epic)
– Visit the Science Museum.
– Play basketball at the park.
– Have a picnic.
– Art show at the summit.
– Paint watercolor letter for over their beds.
– Have a drawing contest.
– Fly a kite.
– Go to a new spray ground.
– Play with bubbles outside.
– Play with side walk chalk.
– Paper airplane races.
– Go on a nature walk.
– Do a scavenger hunt.
– Make a collage out of old magazines.
– Have a Wii bowling tournament.
– Visit the library.
– Perform a Random Act of Kindness.
And thats all I’ve got. Here’s hoping summer is MUCH more tolerable than the school year was!
It snuck up on me once again. Just a mere 2 weeks away. Yes- it means days of sleeping in, staying in jammies all day and relaxing… but it also means arguing, fussing and driving mom nuts. Which is why it is critical that I make some sort of game plan for activities for us to do so we ( I ) don’t go totally insane!
With that being said- were not made of money so free activities are key… which is why Im having a hard time thinking of things to do. Here is what I have so far:
-Story time at library
-Nature walk at Tom Sawyer
-Feed the ducks
And thats it. Thats a totally of seven days of activities…. not going to cut it. HELP!!!