On Monday summer holidays started and that means a holiday for the kids and a whole lotta fighting, yelling, headaches and chaos for moms. For me nothing changed. The laundry was still there, my computer still called from my office, "come work on me...." lunches still needed to be made, but now on top of all that the kids wanted to be entertained. My friend dropped her two boys off for a play because they were bored at the babysitters. A few minutes after they arrived my kids decided to roll in the mud. I wouldn't let them in the house instead I marched them over to the spray park to clean off. (Hey my cleaning lady is on summer holidays too!) The spray park is right next door to my friend's house and since the kids hadn't eaten lunch and there were no groceries in the house I decided to raid her kitchen for cheese slices and KD.
After lunch the kids did a great job of entertaining themselves with a ball game. I was yelling out the window at them, "get off first base". My friend who I was on the phone with asked, "why what is first base?" I replied. "the baby in the exersaucer" "Nice" was her only reply.
I quickly realized if I didn't run away from home (yes with the kids) I would probably lose my mind!
So I packed up the five kids and dog and shook a few things out of the laundry hamper for myself and off we went to the lake. I was really hoping for some "Me Time"
Well here is a chronicle of the "Me time" I had on my trip.
Come tuck me in
He's touching me
She's touching me
He's looking at me
She won't give it back to me
Help me get dressed
Mom look at me
Give that to me...Seriously give that to me.....Give it TO ME NOW!
Take me to the beach
Somebody help me to get the sand out of my butt
Give me an underduck
Take me for a boat ride
Read me a story
So much for "Me Time." Maybe when Ellie Graduates in 2027...........