This post is being brought to you by gummi bears and a can of Coke. Yep, that's my breakfast of choice when your teen, tween, and toddler tag team waking you up in the middle of the night.
It's true that you never sleep again after you have kids. First there's the pregnancy insomnia. Then comes the brutal newborn stage. Then, your baby tricks you into thinking that you are going to get a full night's rest, but then quickly reminds you that ear infections and teething need middle of the night comfort. Next comes staying up late, way past bedtime to be sure, in order to play Santa, Easter Bunny, and The Tooth Fairy. By this time, you also probably have another baby who needs to nurse every 1-3 hours around the clock. And when the baby is asleep, that's when the toddler needs help going pee-pee at 3:00 AM. So you get past that stage and then comes staying up until curfew to make sure your teen got home safe and sound.
Supposedly I'm going to "miss this" 18+ years of having kids wake me up, but by then I'll be smack in the middle of menopause and night sweats and insomnia all over again.
However, the nice thing about Summer is that if I have to be woken up at 5 AM from a four year old who was thirsty and had to have some milk, I can at least go back to sleep for a bit or just decide to lay around the house all day in my PJs. Okay, who am I kidding? I never just lay around my house like I want to. We are way too busy for that.
I told my kids that they each get one week of day camp a piece. But we would NOT be having any weekly dance classes or any other kind of commitments like that. We're going to march to the beat of our own drum this summer and do things we want when we want. (Well, all of our doctor and dentist appointments are exempt from this rule).
Here's what we want to accomplish this Summer:
The first thing we crossed off our list was the Greenville Drive baseball game. Thanks to Jayce's 10U baseball team, that was easy to do :)
Next up was Tutti Fruity on our free afternoon this past week:
I'm personally much more of a fan of TCBY or Yogurt Mountain, but when you live in a small town, there's not many options. And frozen yogurt here is better than no frozen yogurt at all :)
This coming week holds a lot of promise: MOMS Club activities, crafts, a day at the lake, HPA registration, and a couple of dentist appointments thrown in.
Now let's just hope I'm awake for all of it :)