Sunday, August 12, 2007

Who called it the" Long, Lazy Days of Summer"????

Hi all,
Sorry it's been so long since I have updated. I am sitting here this morning wondering where the heck summer is going! How can it be August 12th already????

Since vacation last month we have spent lots of time in the pool and at the beach, David has spent the last month going to a summer vocational day program in Niantic which he has loved... that ended on Friday and now I have 3 whole weeks of trying to keep him structured and happy all by myself... wish me luck.

The biggest indicator that summer is slipping away from us is that football has started here in Viking Village... umph... this always signals the beginnng of the end of summer. We start out practicing in the blazing heat in August and end the season freezing our butts off in November... usually in the snow... the very thought of it depresses me. One simple fact......

I AM NOT READY FOR SUMMER TO BE OVER!!! As much as part of me is looking forward to the kids going back to school in 3 weeks, I am not looking forward to the routine, the early bedtimes, the homework, the projects, packing lunches, and above all getting out of bed at 4:45 every morning to make it all happen.

On the other hand, I am looking forward to having a bit of time to myself... not having to say " David get out of the kitchen" 500 times a day will be nice! I haven't had 2 consecutive hours to myself since June 22nd when they got out of school! I am looking forward to taking a shower or even use the bathroom without having to solve the worlds problems as presented by 2 or 3 teenagers outside the bathroom door! Why is it they completely ignore me until I either close the bathroom door or get on the phone??? This is a typical 10 minute shower for me.... " Moooom.... tell Jake to take my shorts off or I swear I am going to kill him..... Mooooom he isn't listening to me and I swear I WILL kill him if he doesn't do it right now..... Mooom he took the shorts off and HE IS WEARING MY UNDERWEAR TOO.. He is s dead!!!! Mom... Aric just punched me 'cause he says I am wearing his shorts... these aren't his shorts, they are mine... remember when you bought them for me??? Ma.... hey Ma... ma... gotta talk to you right now.... can I go here... can so and so come here, can you drive me... where is my blue shirt?" or my favorite " Ma... there's someone on the phone for you... usually followed by the door opening and the phone being thrust to the other side of the shower cutrain while my hair is full of shampoo!! Why is it that they just can't say.. my mom is in the shower can she call you back? Yes... I am looking forward to an uninterupted shower.

I am also looking forward to friday night football games and Saturday youth games.. I am hoping that with all the kids in school all day this year, I will get more time to do some things that I have been wanting to do for the last 18 years.... like get caught up on my laundry, clean the entire house in one day, clean out my linen closet, use my kayak a bit more, and here is my late summer fantasy... I am hoping to pack a small cooler, a chair and a good book and go to the beach for the day all by myself! We'll see if that happens.

So that's about it around here right now....I will try to update with some new photo's soon... until then we' will be at the beach trying to soak up every last second of summer that we can!!!