5 things I’ve learned the first week of summer vacation

We have not even completed one week of summer vacation and I’m already learning a lot. The kids have been rip, roaring ready to go every morning, with my son popping out of bed at 6:15 every day. (He’s since been instructed to stay in his room until 7.)

We’ve got ten more weeks of summer and I know it’s going to be both awesome and crazy. We’re already checking things off our list of activities.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

1) Camp is AH-MAZING.

Both kids are spending the first two weeks of summer at camp. This allows me some time to get my work done and to settle in a bit for the summer. Miss E is at her preschool for 4 hours a day, M-Th and Mr A is doing a sports camp that is ALL DAY. I drop him off at 8:30 and pick him up at 5. He LOVES it. And he’s learning all about sportsmanship and being respectful, all while singing songs about rocking it and being the mack daddy! Ha!

2) Camp is also EXHAUSTING.

My kids have been asleep by 8:15 every night this week. And my poor little man has been so fried that there have been several melt-downs over the silliest, most ridiculous things. But I know he’s simply exhausted. Last night he asked me in tears, “Am I going to cry EVERY NIGHT of sports camp?”  I told him I hoped not.

3. One simply cannot play too much UNO.

We just bought UNO a few weeks ago and have already played it at least 45 times. I love it; the kids love it. Even Miss E can play (with just a little bit of help.) UNO was one of my favorite games from childhood and I’m so excited that they are loving it too.

4. I am in desperate need of a pedicure.

Now that I am living in flip flops and sandals, I’m realizing that it’s time to pretty up my feet.


I hope to write here at least twice a week but am not going to commit. Between work and the kids, I just can’t be sure. Sometimes you need a little bit of a break. That’s what summer is for, right?

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  1. says

    Yes camps are exhausting. My kids just started a half day camp followed by swimming lessons and I have a feeling they are going to be beyond exhausted tonight. Just the pool last week completely wore them out.

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