Don't let the title mislead you, I actually love Summer.  
Every year, about mid-February, I long for the lazy, hot days of summer.  
I relish sleeping in, no homework and a lighter activity schedule.   
But then comes August 1st, and I begin to crave routine.  I'll admit, I thrive on a set schedule. 
I am pretty good about "going with the flow" 
and I usually try to plan one or two activities during the week to keep the kids entertained.  
But, truth be told, I like to wake up at the same time everyday 
and I like to know what my day will entail.  I also thoroughly enjoy some alone time.  
Our summer schedule prevents all of these things from happening.  
Well, I suppose I could wake up at the same time everyday.  
But if I don't have to, chances are, I won't. 

You see where this is going, right? 
There, I said it.  If that makes me a bad mom, then so be it.

Before I jump back into blogging, I thought I might give you a peek at our summer. 
We didn't take any big trips and we didn't do anything too adventurous.
But we did make the most of our unscheduled time together. 

Looking back at these photos, it appears we had quite a big time. Never a dull moment, that's for sure. 
FYI,  I was forced to retreat to a quiet corner of my room to finish this post. 

I'll be back to regular blogging soon.


  1. I can totally relate... I have one back in school already and two college kids still lingering for a few more days. Now if only I didn't have to go back to teaching and could actually enjoy some peace and quiet!
    xo Heidi

  2. i'm jealous- i am on the edge of sanity here.... two more weeks and i am hanging by a thread. i hope i write a post about surviving in two weeks if i make it to the other side.

  3. Lately I've been wondering if I'm the only one eager for their child to start Kindergarten. It should be a sad moment and I should be savoring every moment with her at home, but we are BOTH over it :D

  4. Mine don't go back until the 25th! We're getting ready for our big fish fry party this weekend, and I feel like that's what I've spent a lot of my summer preparing for - still need to do back to school shopping! I crave routine too though - we all do better when we run on a schedule!


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