Tomorrow is the last day of our summer vacation. On Monday morning we will be getting up and getting Big Boy to school. I hear people saying that they can’t wait for school to start, to have their kids in school all day, to have a routine again. I am not one of those people.
I love having my kids home. I love being able to do whatever we want whenever we want. I love that Big Boy is home all day playing/fighting with Middle Boy. I love hearing the sounds of summer as they play outside with the neighbor kids for hours at a time only coming in to ask for Otter Pops. I love trips to the water park and sending the boys to Grandma’s house for the night whenever we want to.
Most of all I love that it’s just us. We’re together as a family. We make the decisions on what we want to do because it’s what we want to do. Our world revolves around us, not anyone else.
Yes, it will be nice to not have all 3 boys at the grocery store or bank. Yes, the house will be much quieter and there will be much less fighting. I might even be able to get something done again.
But if I had my choice, it would always be summer vacation.
3 thoughts on “Summer’s End”
I also feel like you do – summer was the best and I was NEVER happy to have it end … but the kids need school and I also NEVER felt like home schooling you! the socialization is too important in this world – so enjoy weekends now – when the homework is done – only nine months until summer!
I agree. Quiet, clean houses are very overrated and, as we look back on our lives I doubt if anyone ever felt that their greatest fulfillment came from their orderly house. Bring on the chaos, the noise, the bickering, the mess, and the sticky hands and faces. I loved (and still love) having my kids around!