Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer break doesn't mean taking a break

My kids began their summer break yesterday. In an ideal world, that would mean more time for me to get stuff done since I won't be losing two hours a day on school runs and even more on after school activities.

The problem with that is my world has a thirteen-year-old girl who doesn't know how to take it easy. By 11:00 a.m. yesterday, she was so bored already she told her eleven-year-old brother they were going to clean and organize his room.

At 2pm, she informed me there was no way she was going to spend her summer reading and cleaning. I, in turn, told her she better pick up another hobby before she leaves for her summer program at the end of the month. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she makes the county all-star team for her division of softball when they're announced in ten days. Sure, I'll lose time from getting work done, but at least I won't have to listen to a dozen "I'm bored"s a day.

Besides, that program I mentioned she's going to? Lasts for three weeks. And my son is gone for a week of that for his camp, too. I plan on getting oodles of work done during that time, which is probably a very good thing since I just volunteered for another pax collection that's due 9/1.

I just have to make it until she leaves.


Carla Krae said...

Does she like to do any crafts she can do in her room?

Vivien Dean said...

She's very crafty, but she's a social crafter. She likes to do things with other people, so every time I suggest it, she wants me to do it with her. Which is nice that she wants to still spend time with me, but I don't have the free time to do it a lot, you know?

This weekend, we're going to do some painting together so I can get her comfortable with my supplies enough so she'll do it on her own. Hopefully. :)