You know when you are at an awesome party and you are having a great time. The vibe is good, the people are chill. Your favorite music is playing in the background, and there is an bottomless bowl of Sun Chips. You take a drink from your red Solo cup and feel a wave of happiness wash over you. You start to think, “This is the best time EVER! I am never going to leave!”
As the night wears on, people start to drink a little too much and things start to get out of hand. People start breaking shit and hitting each other. You look around at the chaos, dumbfounded. “What the hell happened?” you wonder. “We were all just getting along and having so much fun.”
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous before summer began. The season can be brutally long, especially August. And in the past, I feel morelike a cruise director than a mom.
This summer has been different. It’s been easy. Actually, it’s been the best summer that I can remember in the history of summers (although the summer between 9th and 10th grade when I went to Disney World for a dance competition and Cedar Point with my friend would be a close second).
The kids have been getting along and having fun with each other. They have found their groove, and I am convinced that they love each other again. (It was unclear if this was true during the last part of winter and throughout spring).
Even grocery shopping has been drama free. I can get in and out of two stores in under an hour. That is unheard of for me. I feel like I should drop my mike every time we leave the store.
We’ve had a good run, hanging out together all day and pushing the bedtime envelope later and later. But it’s getting close to the time when we need to leave the party before gets totally out of hand. I feel like we are one more late night bedtime away from having a full-out meltdown, similar to the meltdown had by the ladies of Real Housewives of New York in season 3 at Scary Island.
I may find myself screaming this at 2:30 in the afternoon.
The break from routine has been much needed, but we need it back. Now. Before the Best Summer Ever goes up in flames.