Summer. Oh, Today.
It’s the first FULL day of our summer vacation.
The first day of laying in bed without listening to alarm clocks screaming.
The first day staying in pajamas until 11 am and beyond.
The first full day of the kids being home…all day…
Opening the fridge.
Closing the fridge.
Opening the freezer.
Closing the freezer.
Opening the pantry.
Closing the pantry.
Whining that there is nothing to eat, while shoveling animal crackers, grapes and buttered challah into their pie holes.
Complaining they are bored but not wanting to do anything…because it’s the first full day of summer vacation. And they have all summer to do stuff.
Whining that they have nothing to wear and they need to be taken shopping.
Complaining that it’s too hot out yet the pool is too cold.
Whining that they are so incredibly bored yet not suggesting that they have anything to do.
Complaining that they are starving. DYING. Yet, there is no food in the house. Because, similar to scavengers, they eat everything in sight, leaving nothing but crumbs and trash in their wake.
Whining that they should be able to have as many kids over as they want for a pool party…and why does it matter if I’m not going to be home. They should be entitled to have a pool party anyways. Fuck liability.
Complaining that this one is bugging the other.
Whining that one is hitting another.
Complaining that it’s their turn on whichever game platform the other one isn’t using.
Whining that they don’t want to go to any type of camp, whatsoever.
Complaining that they wanted to go to camp and why didn’t they get signed up because now it’s booked solid.
Oh summer. What joys you bring.
And children, home for almost 3 months, that drive me absolutely insane.
For every good and wonderful summer event, there is a very cute yet annoying child there, ready to complain and whine about it.
We wait all year for you and the permission you bring to be relaxed and lazy.
And then, we count down the days until school starts again.
You’re like a mom too…
You just can’t win.
But…I’m glad you’re here.