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Summer begins!

Posted by on June 5, 2015

Happy end of the school year!!!

I know, I know, we are a little late to the party. Bad weather and all.

But, oh my, where has this time gone? Can you believe it’s already June?! My son has finished kindergarten. It seems like only yesterday I was bawling my eyes out as he started preschool.

summer begins

Hope to do a lot more of this!

I am so ready for this time of the year. Everything ceases. At least for me anyways. No more AWANA, no more school, no more moms group, no more having to get out of the house and drive to school twice a day, every single day. Whoot!

But I am also a little apprehensive about it all. I’ll need a plan or the kiddos will end up watching movies. A lot. And I can only handle so much Super Mario Brothers. At the same time, I know my personality type. Twilight Sparkle here. I’m itching for a schedule that has everything perfectly laid out for a calm, educational, and awesome summer for all involved. Yeah, not going to happen. But I am trying to find a good balance between sanity and chaos and productivity. And to make the most of it!

So how do you survive enjoy summers? Do you plan? Or just wing it? Or am I overthinking this? Ha! But that’s why I need outside help. Otherwise I’ll create lists and schedules and then crash and burn and not do anything fun or cool or creative and just sleep the summer away. Sleep. Now, that doesn’t sound too bad. Well, at least for the first week or two. My summer is wide open and I’m open for ideas. What is one thing you enjoyed as a child or as an adult with your family or friends?

Do YOU have anything special planned for the summer?

Have a great weekend!






8 Responses to Summer begins!

  1. sparksofember

    While I enjoy the break from Awana, I especially enjoy the break from packing school lunches every day! Our after-school/summer-break children’s program here was able to get funding for free lunches so Mommy gets a break – woohoo!! 😀 My hours at work also switch from 8-5 to 9-5 so I get a little bit of a sleep in – so I love-love summers. 😉 However, we’ve spent the past month having our daughter evaluated for learning disabilities and once we get the results in a few days, I anticipate my free time going to tutoring her at home until we can meet with the school in the fall. (Their attempts over the past few years have been ineffective – we are praying they will be receptive to whatever the psychologist recommends.)

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Yea for free lunches and sleeping in!!

      My prayers are with you and your daughter as you get the results and figure out what’s best for you and your family! When my son was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, it brought relief. It was like confirmation that yes this is challenging and that I’m not doing something wrong. Ha! It helped me to understand better about what he needed and could address it better. His school and teachers have been amazing working with him. I hope for the best for you all!

  2. Nadine Brandes

    I love how intentional you are being with your summer and your kiddos! 🙂

    I usually plan traveling (and this summer is PACKED!) and then wing everything else. Then again, I have no kids yet so it’s easier to wing things, LOL. But I like summer because hubby’s home a bit more since school is on break.

    As a kid (and an adult!) I love spending summers outside with the family, drinking lemonade and playing croquet.

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Thanks Nadine! I’m trying to find that balance between intentional and lazy. Ha!
      Traveling is awesome! I wish we could do more of it, but we plan to do at least one big trip each year. 🙂 And playing croquet, hanging with the family and drinking lemonade sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kessie

    Heh, this is my summer schedule:

    Get up, eat breakfast, kids play with toys until it’s warm enough to swim.

    Swim until lunch.

    After lunch, computer and/or naptime.

    Kick kids off computer. They play until dinner.

    After dinner, more play/book reading/videos until bed.

    That’s about it. :-p

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Swimming is awesome! We are going to try to do as much as we can. I’ve already got two days lined up for us to go swimming this month. 🙂

      Yeah…I have a feeling, despite all the planning and worksheets and all, we will have a similar summer minus the pool.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. E. Rawls

    Like you, I can’t believe it’s June arready! I don’t know if I’m ready for summer yet, haha. 🙂

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