Summer is almost here and I have mixed feelings. On the one hand I am happy to have a break from making lunches every morning and getting kids to school by a certain time, but on the other hand, I will miss the routine.
I am most happy to not to have to help with homework for a while, as I know it will be two-fold and even harder, come August.
I cannot wait for us to go on vacation next week but I know that week will go by way too fast! (trying not to think about that).
My kids have been a bit extra challenging lately.
Yesterday, we were just trying to leave the pool and it took us no less than 20 minutes to make it to the van. I was carrying a huge bag of towels and two floaties, and a friend (who has just one child) was walking with me in awe. She could not believe all the goings on of my kids - losing a flip flop, tripping over a floatie, begging to get back in the pool after clothes were changed.
And me taking deep breaths and just SO ready for us all to be strapped into the van and the air conditioning blowing on my hot face, with all the kids behind me, riding home.
Sometimes I just feel so overwhelmed by the stuff that goes with and time it takes and words that have to be said and are not listened to, just to wrangle three kids.
I love them fiercely and in a way that cannot be explained to those who do not have children. But it doesn't mean they do not get on my nerves sometimes. ;)
So Summer is here, and it will be a busy one. But my plan is to keep taking lots and lots of deep breaths and enjoy my growing children as much as I can.
It's the best plan I've got.