Thursday, June 25, 2009
All summer, yep, all summer.
So somehow here I've signed up to hang around with four FOUR kids all summer. So far we've had fighting, yelling, stealing from each other, pouting, and loads of fun. Yes, absolute fun. The kids will eventually settle into the routine of summer and will get past all of the fighting and bickering, but for these first few weeks it's all about them getting into the swing of the summer routine. First off we need them to sleep in a bit. Staying up late doesn't help - that just makes them more cranky - and we don't want that. They are still getting up at about 6:30, and since we don't have to be anywhere at any particular time, that's way too early in my book. Also, they need to change up their diet a bit. They've been eating packaged lunch items for the duration of the school year because they take their lunches every day, and I'm hoping that we don't have to buy as much of those during the summer. (and heaven forbid they eat something healthy for once!) They also need to chill out and quiet down a bit as they are freaking their sister out at times. She's not used to having them home all the time, and they are definitely LOUD. So, if we can tackle those three things we're set for the summer. Until then it's a lot of me moderating, shushing, and sending them outside to get out their energy. But hey, it's the summer and I can sleep in...sort of.