Jun 15, 2009

I thought Summer was for Vacationing?

This is the first summer since my daughter was born where I have actually been able to claim the title of "Stay at Home Mom". In the past I have most often been the bread winner and my husband has been the one home with the kids. Talk about a transitioning!!!

At first I was terrified of the idea "Summer Break". 24 hours of uninterrupted time with my children 7 days a week! I had grown quite fond of spending my days in solitude chillin with my 4 year old. We had quite the routine going. When we moved to Lansing and all the school issues arose, Summer Break began to look like a small piece of Heaven. No more calls from teachers, no more irritating bus drivers, and no more calling my husband home from work to pick up my son even though all he had done was thrown a small fit. I was excited for calm relaxing mornings and sleeping in.

Um rude awakening much???

Don't get me wrong, I am highly enjoying all the socialization I am finally getting from all the play dates, but this is busier than the school year! There is no sleeping in, not when I have to drive the husband to work in order to have the car for the day. And surely not when the sun hits my pillow at 7am and my children decide that is the perfect time to wake up, although during the school year it was impossible to drag them out of bed that early!

I am going to claim that the word 'Vacation' be removed from "Summer Vacation" and the word 'Break' banned as an alternative as well. This is more like "Summer Pandemonium". Yes, that's definitely more accurate! So now that I'm pretty sure everyone's children have been released for the summer, let me wish a Happy Summer Pandemonium to all you lovely moms!!!

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9 comments:

Caroline said...

I really hope that, by the time Bitlet is school age, I can stay home with her . . . even if I am just working from home, so I can share your joy!

Katie said...

As a teacher, a lot of my students' moms express the same thing. Oh no... summer's coming! Me? Well, summer means NO WORK!!! So I cannot adhere to your banning of the word vacation. :)

Ann said...

I am in complete agreement! This is so NOT a vacation! LOL.

marymac said...

With four kids about to descend on me Wednesday (the words "I'm bored" are BANNED in my household over the summer!!) I agree Summer Pandemonium is an appropriate term. I have mandatory 'naptime' (don't care if you sleep, just do not want to see your face) from 1-3 each day.
Time to switch from kids whining "How many days of school are left?" to us whining "How many days of summer are left?!"

CMOM Productions said...

As I start to feel as though "it's not that bad," my kids start fighting in the background. Aaah yes! They spend more time together during the Summer months and find more reasons to disagree when it comes to just about everything! In the end though, I do enjoy having them around more...

In Bug's Drawers said...

I can't understand the feeling, because I don't have children, but I remember when I was little how much fun it was to be off.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Yeah I think it's a little bit of both. I love the extra time with my kids, but at the same time I think all the activities can be slightly over whelming. (BUT I am also very new to the SAHM experience, and my kids are already a bit grown up!)

Miss Behavin said...

My favorite part of summer is the weekends, of course, when the hubs is home to help with all this pandemonium.

Danyelle said...

Happy Summer Pandemonium to you as well! I homeschool the kidlets, so I don't experience the sudden transition into summer. Kids are great, they require much energy, time, and attention, but it's all worth it when they wrap their sticky little arms around you and give you a peanutbutter smelling kiss on the cheek. :D