I am already over it. Done. Let's move on.
I don't mind the weather, I like it in fact. I am just over the lack of schedule. My kids have been buck wild this summer. LOL. During the school year, I really try to limit TV, video games, and computer time - we call it "screen time". We allow it in the mornings, because they get up so stinkin early. Then everything is powered down and isn't allowed to come on again until 4. They usually watch until Brad comes home (a little after 5), then we have dinner. By that time it's bath and bed. That works great for us during the year.
But then there is summer. Despite my thoughts on screen time, without it, I would go bananas. I have tried so hard to limit it, but there comes a time usually around 10 am, that I need it. They need it. LOL! Ok, maybe I can make it past 10am, but for sure around 2, I am ready for them to sit down and chill out.
Jackson has things he is responsible for - summer reading and piano, but those things do not take up much time. Julianna does a little bit of summer reading, but not much, and she has not started an instrument yet. Fortunately, though, she will play quietly in her room for a while. Then there is Jameson, my wild child. Jameson is by far, the loudest child on the planet.
Because of the volume of that child, the others compete for their voice to be heard. LOL! For example - Jameson right now is singing to the top of his lungs, "Hosannah to the Son of David! Hosannah to the highhhhhhhh-estttttttt!" In response to that, Julianna is blaring Third Day on her cd player. All while Jackson is doing his piano time. Seriously, could there be more noise?
On the flipside, at least they are entertaining themselves. I can not count how many times a day I hear, "Mom? MOOOOOOMMMMM? Mommmmaaaa? MOMMMMMYYYY?", "Jackson looked at me!" "Jameson kicked me!", "Julianna! Get out of my room!" And the crying? Oh precious lord, the crying. At what age do children stop crying over every little thing? I can tell you, it isn't 6.
Oh, and they are eating me out of house and home. I thought to help keep my sanity, I would create a "snack drawer". In the snack drawer are various single servings of crap. Listen, I am trying to survive here. There is no time for healthy options. Anyway, they are allowed to chose a snack in the morning and in the afternoon without asking. Can I tell you how pricey and involved that little idea has become? Of course, at least they aren't asking me for food eleventy bajillion times a day. They do however ask for candy eleventy bajillion times a day. Because what do buck wild children need? That's right, sugar.
Praise sweet Jesus! It's 4 o'clock! Yay for screen time!!
How many more days until school starts? Oh that's right, we homeschool. I don't have to wait for the public school calendar. Would I be a horrible mother to make them do school in July?