Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summer Break, Week 1

I used to love summer.  But ever since I've gone back to work I'm no longer a huge fan.  I hate not being able to take the girls to the beach/lake/spray park, etc.  Or just hanging out in the backyard.  And there's always certain weeks or days during the summer that our regular babysitter isn't available and we have to scramble to find someone.  It's a pain and stressful and summers just aren't very fun anymore.  I know it will get better as I'm able to take more time off but for now it's really hard.

Anyway, their first week of summer break is over and again, while I wish I could say that we went to this lake and that museum, the reality is that they were home with a babysitter all day while we were at work.  They did lots of painting, baked some cookies, went to the park, and even had a friend over for a playdate. 

Olivia continues to have gymnastics on Tuesdays and violin lessons on Wednesdays.

The weekend was fun, though.  Yesterday we went to a pool party for our friend's daughter's birthday and today we stayed home all day and cleaned out the garage and worked in the yard.  The girls got inventive with their old booster seats, their skateboards and some bungee cords.  A friend stopped  by just in time to test it out but then they quickly got sidetracked and did a lemonade stand instead.

This week they are going to Camp Invention.  They will take apart a small clock radio and I guess they are going to try to reinvent it into something else using all kinds of things from around the house.  I'm back to making lunches every night and they're going to have to get up earlier.  They've been sleeping in 'til around 9 most days, I think.


1 comment:

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I hear you! My husband is a teacher, so he is at home with the girls this summer. I'm very thankful we don't have to worry with finding a sitter or a camp...but I miss being home!!!