Monday, June 14, 2010


It's summertime and the living is easy.

Um, not so much. I would like to think in the summertime the living is easy, but while things do slow down, it still isn't easy. We have wrapped up another baseball season and I have convinced the girls gymnastics is over until school starts. Big Daddy is wanting Ty to play on a travel baseball team and while that sounds fun, taking the camper and boat with us and making a fun weekend of it, still it is more baseball. Don't get me wrong, I love watching my kids doing the activities they enjoy. I just would like to take the summer off, spend time at the park or playing in the yard. Kevin thinks that not allowing Ty to play on the travel team is us being lazy. I think kids are too involved in extra things already. Really, what is wrong with just enjoying the summer? I wasn't involved in everything coming and going as a child and I have great memories of summer vacation. Am I alone in this? I think 'mom guilt' is a killer. I don't want to keep him from doing something he loves to do but I also think when I am worn down from having too much to do, the kids must be too. I also don't want our entire summer to be spent on the road. I am not sure at this point what decision we will come to, but in the mean time, I will dream of summer spent on the porch with a glass of iced tea watching the kids run through a sprinkler in the yard. And maybe one day the living will be easy!

1 comment:

  1. I'm right there with you, Sister, on most days. But, I am happiest when I'm busy and on the go. Very seldomly do I want a day at home just to relax and be quiet. I think we need to be still sometimes and teach our children to enjoy the simple things in life. A good balance of both is ideal. And, maybe what they want and need depends on their personalities as well. In the end, we just do the best we know how is what I say. I also say that no matter how hard we try, they'll say we screwed them up anyway. :) So, I can go either way on this issue. Advice: as long as they seem happy and you're not frazzled beyond normal crazy, then you're good. LOVE YOU!