School's out for summer. I wish I were saying that with some umph and enjoyment, but I'm not. You see, I'm the mom of a 7 year old who LOVES school and HATES vacations. Seriously. While I'm thrilled that she loves school (and her report card showed it!), the hating vacations part really puts a damper on my mood. She is totally irritated with being home every day, and we're only 2 days into summer vacation. She has already reminded me that school starts again in 55 days. For the love of Pete. Since I've been so grumpy, I've been thinking about what I would do if I had a day all to myself. I've come up with a couple of different scenarios.
Scenario #1. In this scenario, I am feeling really inspired to scrapbook, all day, and get caught up on at least one of the zillion projects I am working on. This scenario actually requires that I have pictures printed and organized, so we'll pretend that I am ready to rock and roll. It also requires that my friends Emily and Angie come along for the ride, because it's more fun to scrapbook with friends. Oh, and the last requirement is that there are no a)children of any variety around, b)no housework that is calling my name and c)a perfect weather day (i.e. no sun to make me wish I were outside, but not hot or cold either). I would be able to work, work, work and have something great to show for it. I am still working on Meg's baby album, I've barely begun Drew's album and the twins, well, maybe someday I'll start their albums. I am ridiculously behind and would love even a WEEK of time to just scrapbook with my friends. Alas, that is but a dream.
Scenario #2. In this scenario, I get to read books all day, accompanied by my cat at my feet, and never ending cups of coffee. I would gather up a list of books that I'd want to read (preferably mysteries) and just curl up on my couch. Of course, that would require that my back didn't ache for one darn day, so I'll assume that is the case. The same requirements from #1 would apply here as well.
Scenario #3. In this scenario, I have the energy to clean my kids' rooms. No interruptions, just me, a garbage bag and some good music blaring on the CD changer (we have a 200 CD changer, so a good variety of music would get played). This is a last resort scenario, because really, who wants to clean all day long?
Oh, for fun, Izzie has started stringing words together, like this: "Hey Daddy, that's the kitty" or "Bye bye Mommy". OMG it's so cute. Today I was signing "I love you" to her and saying the words, and she said "wuv you" back. Made my heart melt. Annie still lags behind Izzie verbally, although physically she can climb the furniture while Izzie just hangs back and watches. Thank goodness for small favors.
I haven't posted kids pics in a while. Here are some recent ones.
(Megan, playing cat)
(Izzie, playing pirate. Argh)
(Annie, playing with Little People)
(Seriously, this was taken recently. He was pretending to be a cat, with reindeer antlers)