A Mama in the Suburbs doesn’t ask for much out of her “summer holiday”. (Where is that sarcasm font again?) As one who works from home and choose to stay home with her two little beauties, I knew what I was getting into when summer rolled around. This full time chaos? It’s all mine. So what is a Mama to wish for? Where is the line between a successful summer and a big hot mess?
Here is a list of what this Mama hopes for this summer:
*A summer with less then 10 “I have nothing to do’s”. Each. Aiming too high? How about less then 10 per month.
*A season with no permanent scars. Scratches, strain and sprains will happen with the extra hours outdoors. My wish again this summer is for no permanent injuries. We must protect the pretty!
*Just a few weeks without hearing the dreaded; “There is NOTHING to eat in this house.” (and Mom I sincerely apologise for looking into our 16 foot pantry and saying just that every and every week for my entire adolescent life.) How rude.
*A decent carpool. I certainly don’t mind driving my little people all over the world, but just because I’m at home doesn’t mean I want to drive the entire neighbourhood too.
*Sleepovers. Both at our house and at someone else’s! In a perfect world, both girls sleeping at friends on the same night? A girl can dream.
*Mother Nature to help us out with some long sunny days so we can escape the suburbs and head to the beach!
*Pools heated to at least 90 degrees and friends over at least 3 times a week. I also hope said friends bring their own towels. It is the first week of summer and I am already tired of the extra laundry.
It is my Summer Dream to make it through the season with minimal complaints and maximum laughter. For my girls to know our home is a soft place to fall, a fun place to hang, and a great place to grow up. I hope this summer our house is full of laughter, of joy, and love. I hope this summer, we make some memories that will last a lifetime.
Hope you all have an incredible first week of summer! Mwah! xoxo