I am off to a brilliant beginning! No really.
I’ve already had a “mommie dearest” moment. No need to repeat but it involved a box of Fruit Loops and a trash can. Someone will be in therapy for that one.
I’m a lame mom because I won’t let kids put spray paint in toy water guns and shoot it at each other. I’m so conservative and square. My kids are destitute for no joyful adventures whatsoever.
When I said you get only two hours of electronics/screen time today, I got the “Well, can I watch tv on the iPad cuz all I have to do is push and it goes on, and with the tv, well, you know…” Because. It’s so exhausting to use a remote control.
The only box of Ritz kid-crackers was raided and clots of soccer field mud made it into the car and house and in between toes. Which means it is now everywhere. I guess its ok because it joins the sand from last night’s dinner party at the beach. The two can keep each other company.
I’ve proactively purchased paper cups and plastic spoons, to help cut down on dish duty. However, I still have cleaned the kitchen fully. Twice. Today.
And I have already uttered the words, “Could you please NOT BE SO LOUD?!” 5 times today as I was trying to write or do some work. Yeah, it worked effectively.
Its gonna be a long summer. Thanks for letting me vent. I know I am not alone. My attitude will shift soon when we draw up our Summer Bucket List 2014, which truly turns my poor-me-what-will-I-do-with-them attitude into an I-am-destined-for-a-fun-and-vivacious-summer!! attitude.
Until then…I think I will start a Mamas Surviving Summer support group. Call me. You are welcome to join. But you cannot be creative, crafty, laid back, or love messy houses. Those types excluded. Maybe.