Friday, June 11, 2010

School's Out for Summer

On our last day of school before summer break, we will dig out our copy of Alice Cooper's School's Out for Summer and blast it (over and over) as we get ready for school. One of our kids even listed this activity as a top 10 favorite family tradition.

Typically, I like having my kids home for summer. It's nice having the relaxed schedule of June. By July, we're feeling a little less love and we slip into toleration mode. Come August, I'm more than ready to give them back to school! Problem is that this year, I'm ready to give 'em back already. And it's only Week One of summer!

My husband travels a LOT for his work. When the kids were little and I needed a break, I'd set all the clocks ahead by an hour and send them off to bed! (Yes, I really was that devious !) Unfortunately, the kids now stay awake later than I do. This means that I get to wake up to this...
{all of these pictures were shot today at 8:59 am}
Yup, 9:00 am and two of my three kids are fast asleep. The one that's awake is parked on the kitchen stool wondering what I'm serving for breakfast.

Sorry buddy. Kitchen's closed!

The beauty of preserving stories is that someday when my kids are in my role (as parents), I'll be able to share this story with their kids!


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valerie said...

you are funny! my kids were up at 6:30...i'd trade ya!
why is it that we always want what we don't have?

Stories by Me! said...

It's true. The grass does always seem greener on the other side of the fence. Problem with my kids staying up all night and sleeping all day is that they are VERY NOISY at night and I can't sleep much past 7:00.

Beth Graham said...

Enjoyed this post. Oh, the joys of teenagers. Can't wait--oh yes I can:)!

Chris said...

LOL! We are on day 2 of the first week of summer break here and I am already ready for them to go back to school! The pics of your house look just like what I keep waking up to. Ugh!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Nope, girls are not any easier than boys are. I thought I would have it easy too having 3 girls but I was wrong. I had twin boys when my youngest girl was 11 and they are easier so far! LOL

Can't wait to read more of your stories. :)

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