Oh these summer days. Filled with boys. In the house. Driving. Me. Crazy. I asked for it, didn’t I? I said the words, “Oh! I just can’t wait until school’s out! Oh! I just can’t wait for summertime!” What was I thinking?
My kids are fighting, and “bored” and everyday wondering “what are we gonna do?!” I’m not going to give you any cute-sy ideas to keep your kids busy and engaged. It’s simply to let you know MOM or DAD that you are NOT The only parent out there with kids who have lost their minds.
And for you parents out there with ungrateful kids, I understand. You take them to the waterpark, to the movies, to the beach and they continuously whine and complain about wanting more cotton candy, or that they are so hot and need another $7 coke. They want to be carried, they don’t want to talk a walk on the beach, they want, they don’t want, they want, they don’t want….
Then there is the grocery bill, because kids are hungry, every second…every minute. They can eat an entire box of fruit snacks during one episode of Phineas and Ferb. They want to go to McDonald’s. Spaghetti again?
Let’s chat a moment about Disney channel, and it’s annoying, monotenous aggrevatingly pitched shows, that whine on and on. If I’ve seen that episode 6 times, the kids have seen it 12! Not again, no…not one more episode of two brothers who are kings of an island–absolutely RIDICULOUSNESS and completely irrelevant…and the sound machine that laughs evey 2 seconds. My blood pressure races, and my faces scrinches just thinking about it.
They have forgotten how to read, how to take showers and how to answer each other with the slightest bit of respect. But then there are those moments, when the big one crawls up next to me and asks about my writing and we talk about ideas and laugh at the silliness of it all. And the little one says to me the other night, “Mom, I love you. Have I told you that yet today?”
Yah, it makes it kinda worth it! Kinda.
Hope you have a great weekend!