This Summer is kicking my butt!! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I seem to be a thousand times busier these days than I was during the school year.
I feel like all I do is run from one camp to another, drag the kids to swim lessons, and squeeze in karate several times a week. Charlotte has revolted against nap time which makes the evening, well, hell. I’m running errands, trying to keep up with mountains of laundry, and doing everything I can to work on my Prospectus outline in time for my writing retreat.
The kids start back to school in just over a month so now I’m trying to watch deals and squeeze in all the back-to-school shopping in between growth spurts. I’m exhausted.
My dear in-laws who usually watch the kids for me when I’m in class are off enjoying the wilds of Alaska and I can’t wait for them to come home!! I just need a day…an afternoon to, I don’t know, breathe a bit. Next time they want to travel I feel like shouting ‘Don’t leave me with the babies!!’ My mother has offered to take them for a week or two this summer. If they were old enough to fly by themselves I’d totally consider it. I have trouble letting them go to the mailbox without supervision, so I may be a ways away from sending them on a fly piece of metal by themselves.
No matter. It doesn’t help my current exhaustion, but it’s a nice thought.
Perhaps I should become one of those Redbull moms…