Friday, June 5, 2009

Yippee! Summer Vacation!

Don't take this the wrong way but I am in a total panic about how in the heck we are going to get through the next three long months.



I am happy for Carson that he is out of preschool. He was totally bored with it the past few months anyway. I am happy to be home with my kids (my first ever summer of not working). I am happy that we can play outside and make memories. Truth be told, I love being with my kids!



But.





By 8:00 this morning they were begging to go outside. They are acting bored already and I have to tell you, that makes me panic. Carson must have asked me 15 times if he could go to Kindergarten today. (Try explaning the concept of time to a kid on the spectrum. Especially when what they want to do is three months away.)



I do not have it in me to be the parent that lets my kids wander the sub unsupervised. Lord knows, that Carson is not okay to be left alone. Fin is only two so... what does that mean.....



It meas whatever they do, I do too.



That is okay most of the time. I am use to spending my days from 12-5 or so painting, playing, making forts, etc. I am lucky that my husband is pretty low maintenance in the housework department (just don't ask him to do any, and he will not care what you do in return).



It's just these four little extra hours that might take me over the edge. At some point I have to do laundry, clean the house, eat bonn bonns and watch TV (ha ha).



Yes, we do have lots of activities planned for Carson this summer. Some days will be easier to fill than others. He will have camp and of course the usual OT, PT, Speech. What a fun summer for a five year old!!!!



Yes, we do have Ms. Nicole and she is a HUGE help. However, it is not her job to watch Fin. (although she is VERY helpful with him too)



So, any suggestions on how to make this work? I am sure I can't be the only mom out there that is beginning to think year round school is a great idea.

5 comments:

cindy said...

you sound like every other mother who is looking at a long summer ahead. Do they still take naps? Will Carson sit quietly for a movie so you can get some quiet time? Don't forget babysitters for an hour or two of "me time? And of course, there are play dates. Maybe a park so they can all burn off energy. Routine usually works best for all concerned.

Sarah said...

Are you able to include the kids in tasks that you need to accomplish? For instance, maybe making a game of putting the laundry in the hamper or moving it from the washer to the dryer, etc. I know you could probably get it done faster yourself, but I know that when I was a kid I loved "helping Mommy" with whatever she was doing and got a sense of accomplishment from this.

Journey To Eden said...

Don't worry! I am off and we can have loads of fun together this summer! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, routine, routine, routine! There are some wonderful home-schooling websites out there too... check 'em out!
In the meantime, I will envy you from my dreary cubicle with cinder-block wall (prison) with no windows.
~Dar

Tencza Family said...

Hey Em, I am in kind of the same boat..I am used to having summers off but last summer was different because Tara was still taking 2 naps and she was easy
to entertain. This summer will be more of a challenge as I, like you, am pregnant and Tara is more aware of what I am doing. I am worried I won't be able to entertain her as good as her babysitters who only saw her once or twice a week. I am going to try to set up a weekly play date with some others that include going to a splash park, the Dryden water park, or just hanging out at someone's house. This way it is something to look forward to for both of us. I'll let ya know where we are going to be at and you can join us!