Summer Ain’t For Sissies

19 Aug

Camp is officially over for my 6 year old daughter HB. School doesn’t start for another two weeks. What does this mean? It means the next two weeks are going to suck. Big time.

I tried to convince her to do another week of camp but she wants nothing to do with it. Little Miss wants Mommy time. That’s funny, because I want Mommy time too.

My friends who have a similar parenting style to mine totally sympathize with my anxiety over the next couple of weeks. The Mommy Mafia, on the other hand, they don’t understand why in the world I am batting an eyelash. The cherished time with their child conducting science experiments and crafting paper mache elephants sounds glorious to them. These are the same Women who frequently ask me why I don’t carry the twins in double Moby wraps anymore. Oh yes, did you know you can still wear two 25 pound children in slings and strap them to your body wherever you go? I am a person not a pack mule. I met a Woman at The Park today and she told me that she sets up obstacle courses for her kids in the backyard followed by a treasure hunt, concluding with cookie baking. I looked at her as if she had just told me that she was Jesus Christ himself. Where does this Woman get the energy, let alone the will to do that everyday? She did admit that she hadn’t seen the gym or a nail salon in years, so I guess that frees up some time, but still!

I know that being a Mother means being lots of things, a referee, a teacher, a cheerleader, a driver, a boo boo kisser….But I am not Martha Stewart and I am definitely not a Cruise Director. It looks like HB is going to be learning Espanol over the rest of the summer courtesy of Dora the Explorer and Spanish coloring books from the 99 cent store. See, I can be creative.


What are you doing for the rest of the summer? Interested in a dramatic yet delightful 6 year old?

5 Responses to “Summer Ain’t For Sissies”

  1. nancy August 19, 2012 at 7:47 am #


  2. Deliberately Delicious August 19, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Ha! I feel your pain, sister! My boys are older now and I can let them do the “free range” thing with less guilt (except for the eight year old, but he’s got older brothers….). Thanks for the very funny read!

  3. Jlo August 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Lucky for you, school starts next Monday!!

  4. Tracy August 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    lol. i love u…

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