Sunday, June 24, 2012

Exhaustion--Can School Start Again Soon?

Summer vacation for kids, exhaustion for SAHMs and SAHDs. The driving. The camps. The WHINING. One week is enough--I'm ready for them to go back to school. I'm too exhausted to write a funny, witty blog post so here is just a litany of the things we did last week.
Monday: R&E-MOPS playdate. H-Sports camp. Total driving time 1 1/2 hours.
Tuesday-Friday: R-summer camp. H-sports camp. Why couldn't they have been located in the same city? Total driving time 3-5 hours per day.
Saturday: trip to Santa Cruz. Total driving time 3 hours.

Somewhere in there we went to Party City 2x and Target to get supplies for E's first birthday party, Costco to prepare for our church group's Saturday outing to Santa Cruz, the supermarket, a shopping mall to get boxer shorts for H, H's piano lesson, the library, the dry cleaners, and the gym for swimming.

Observations:
  • Target's prices on party supplies are actually better than Party City, even with Party City's "50% off," but you won't find a Hello Kitty pinata at Target. 
  • Being alone with your kids during summer break while your husband is on a business trip makes you not care about calories in chocolate. 
  • Sending your 4 year old to all day camp after he has taken a month off from school will result in crankiness and delirium. R has had fever and vomiting since Thursday. Somehow I don't think he can handle going to school for 10 hours a day if I get a job.
  • If they give you slips of paper at sports camp at the end of each day, you should probably read them and make your child do the homework otherwise he won't get entered in the raffle for prizes at the end of the week.
  • Beaches in SoCal are 1000% better than beaches in NorCal. I miss you my former Strand beaches; Torrance, Redondo, Manhattan! 
Photos to make up for my lack of wit (although this required my having to learn how to upload from iPhoto to Blogger, so give me credit for that!):







Next week promises to be a little better. Although Stewart will once again be heading up north for a work trip, at least H&R will be attending the same camp all week. Hopefully I can think of some ways to be funny so you will want to come back and read my blog! Have a great week!

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

OK - Baby E has gotten so big. I can't believe she's turning ONE! Crazy... and by the way, I was laughing out loud several times while reading this, so your wit even shines through the exhaustion. And by the way, I NEVER care about the calories in dark chocolate (but I surely don't waste 'em on milk chocolate). Hang in there!

Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony said...

The kids are getting so big! And happy 1st birthday to baby E!

JoycetheRockStar said...

Hang in there. You are doing a good job.