There was a time when I loved summer vacation from school. It goes without saying that way back when I was in school, summer vacation rocked! And later, as a teacher…. summer vacation rocked! And even when the kids were younger, and I was a stay-at-home mom, summer vacation rocked!
But this year… it’s not rockin’. In fact, Hubby and I are a little scared.
Right now, half of our kids have NO plans for the summer, and it’s not sittin’ well with either of us. My hubby is especially worried since he works from home and will witness the sloth-like activities all day long.
We’ve been dropping subtle hints to Chip and Amp for the past month or so that we won’t allow a summer of nothingness. And they nod their heads and assure us it won’t be.
Yet we’re only a few days into the break and already we know it WILL be.
The subtle hints have now turned into full blown nagging.
What’s with these kids? When I was their age, I was never home! I worked part-time and then spent the rest of my time with friends, or at the mall, or basically anywhere that was NOT home.
We’ve made home life way too easy for them.
At least the other half will be busy. And the fact that Mario is one of them will actually keep Chip and Amp busy, since I plan to just make them run her around. So there!
I like Abby’s idea of renting them out. Anybody need a quiet teenage boy who knows his way around video games and computers like nobody’s business?
There’s only two left. Get ’em while they last!