Summer with Kids #summerwithkids #parenting

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I have a love/hate relationship with summer.

I’m so grateful to have two children who can’t get enough of the sun and the water. I feel fortunate to be members at a beach club with endless activities on the sand, in the ocean, and in the pool. I also feel lucky to live on a block with a bunch of kids who play until we drag them inside for bed. But I’m so stinking exhausted!

PicMonkey Collage.jpgEvery day is different, so a routine is non-existent. Boredom isn’t possible…ok, that’s good.  But it’s also the worst part, because I get anxious without a routine.

Plus, I’m the stay-at-home parent, so I’m the cruise director on this long vacation. (Ironically, I’m not doing a lot of “staying at home”). MUST.  PLAN.  ACTIVITY.  That’s my mantra.   If the weather is nice, I must take the opportunity and get them outside.  Well, the weather has been perfect for almost the entire summer!  Can I get a rainy day around here?!

Then I look at my pictures from the last couple of months.

And then I love summer.

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It took forever to put all her “gear” on; but I had to take a moment to enjoy it.

 

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Am I the only one who finds herself regretfully wishing the summer away?

 

 

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