Happy First Full Week of Summer!!
This week was pretty awesome, I must say. I wrote for the Detroit News MichMoms blog that I was going to take it slow this summer. Between moving and unpacking and driving to Marie’s old school and unpacking and then unpacking some more, I didn’t want to be on a tight schedule of doing anything.
However, doing nothing as a mom is impossible. Groceries don’t buy themselves, and Marie can’t drive herself to swim lessons quite yet.
Although I start the day out relaxed, somewhere around lunch time I look at the clock in astonishment that half the day is gone. Well, maybe not half. We’ve been rocking a late bedtime resulting in a slower morning. Breakfast at 9:00am?? Playing at the playground until 7:30pm? S’mores on the patio at 8:30pm? Falling asleep at 10:00pm. Actually, now that I think about it, our summer hours are probably regular hours for everyone else. During the school year, my morning has been is almost over by 9:00am, and I don’t think that is the norm.
The Type-A, early riser has some misgivings about such late hours because I have already labeled myself as “early bird” and fear the world may end if I have to change the label to “night owl.” However, there is a big part of me that is reveling in the freedom of not being ruled by the clock. Who cares if we don’t get outside until 2:00pm if you don’t go to bed until 9:30, right?!
Eventually, I think I am going to have find a happy medium because our witching hour antics have been amped up. The meltdowns that happen without warning can be a bit jarring, and really the only pitfall in this whole slow summer movement.
So how is your summer shaping up so far?
|S'mores to the break of dawn|