Parents, remember when we were so done with school and so ready for summer?
Yeah, it's a distant memory for me too. Now, I'm sorta itching for my kids to go back to school, and yet, they have more than a month of asking me, "What can I do?" left to go.
Sure, at first we're all excited to spend some major QT with our kiddos.
But by the end of summer, what mom isn't hiding from her kids in the bathroom, crying and screaming for them to go away? Raises hand.
I also remember feeling like I'd have so much time to get things done with my kids out of school. Hahaha! Now, as summer drags on, I realize that having my kids home just means I have more to do, and fewer opportunities to do it. Because I'm driving them all over the place, getting them snacks, and trying to figure out what they can do other than annoy me every friggin' second.
And of course, like Meredith and Deva, I had such high hopes for projects I would do with my kids this summer. Oh, and we would totally read and do math problems every day, so their brains wouldn't melt. Flash forward a few weeks...yeah, right!
Yes, we all start the summer off with dreams of sleeping in.
And lounging by the pool. That is until our kids wake us up at the crack of dawn for no reason at all, and instead of taking it easy poolside, we're left picking up our kids' stuff 24 hours a day.
Meredith told us she has actually given up on cleaning her house with her kids at home. "If the house gets picked up at the end of the day, great. If not, the blanket fort will be there tomorrow."
She also told Parents.com, "I feel for everyone still in the full swing of summer."
At least we aren't alone!