Mom Problems: Logistics 

Hey blog! It has been way too long, and while I wanted to do a #SilentSunday post (yesterday), but this blog has been #SilentMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday for so long that I felt compelled to write something.

Right now I am in summer logistics mode, trying to plan out what will keep my lovely two children occupied, entertained, and learning a bit while school’s out. An added bonus – these activities help keep me sane, giving me time to tackle my to-do list and hopefully work a few hours for my freelancing gig. These are all good things.

The downside of all these activities is the running around and kid shuttling. I think I need a taxi driver hat!

As I look at our proposed schedule, I know it’s my own doing. We want our kids active instead of hanging out at home and peppering me with,”Mom, I’m bored.” I try to keep it reasonable with open days and times for impromptu fun, so there’s a balance. Conflicts do come up, so we’ll have to pick and choose what we end up doing at certain times. Perfect attendance is over-rated, right?

Last night I successfully registered my five and seven year old for a round of activities – awesome offerings through summer school, sports held at the same time, and a class each at our local zoo on the same day.  Today I added in swimming lessons too. Next on the list: vacation bible school, and then I think we’re all set.  Now I just need the weather to cooperate, so we can enjoy t-ball and softball games in the upcoming weeks! Too bad moms can’t control Mother Nature herself!

I’m really looking forward to summer and time will tell how well I planned it all out for my family!

What is your favorite advice to get through summer logistics planning for your kids and family? Please share with a comment!

 

 

 

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You Might be Home with Kids for Summer if…

    1. Your vehicle is gaining its own garbage dump.
    2. A moldy piece of fruit is found in aforementioned dump.
    3. You feel like you could be an Uber driver with all the taxi-ing you do.
    4. You hear “I’m bored.” at least once a day.
    5. You feel like a cruise director, trying to entertain your kids with some activity each day.
    6. You’ve heard your kids say, “You’re the worst ___ (insert family member title here eg. brother / sister / mom / dad) EVER!”
    7. Your grocery shopping can’t keep up with all the eating that goes on, and you constantly say, “Really, that’s gone already?!”
    8. Camp chairs, seat cushions, and a picnic blanket become permanent fixtures in your trunk.
    9. You’ve let your kids buy junky toys that fall apart in a matter of days hours. See this post for that story!
    10. You have a countdown to the first day of school.

Cheers to a great summer! In between the drama and time-outs, may you find wonderful moments with your kids!

 

 

 

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