The last day of school is next Thursday..June 11. To most of you it is no big deal but I have to admit that my life of leisure is about over. Currently I send Eamon and Liam off on the bus at 8:10am and they happily return home at 4:10pm all worn out and ready to chill for a reasonably mild evening. Mairin is gone 3 days a week..all day and 2 days a week ..half days.. You can see that most of my days are just with the triplets...I am able to get online, feed babies, clean up, do all kinds of stuff. Starting next week we are going to have a completely different schedule. There are pros and cons to this summer for me and here they are:
*No homework to monitor everynight
*Outdoor playtime and lots of popsicles
*Freedom to go places
*Ability to Love on all of them anytime I want
*The dreaded phrase "Im Bored"
*All 6 kids at home..all day..everyday...for 3 months
*No more Heather down time
*New schedule for summer reading and homework
*Outdoor play...dirty dirty kids..lots of laundry
*Lots of $$$$$ for babysitters if we want to go anywhere
I think it will turn out ok ..just a little anxious about my normal routine being a bit different. David has a ton of time off this summer so it will be enjoyable. I have already scheduled a trip to western Michigan for a couple days with the kids and I am going to plan a trip out of Michigan for my husband and I. We will make it a great summer and I just want the older kids to have a good time.
Every year Heidi gives me the best gift that anyone could ever give. She gives David and me a full week of childcare so we can take a trip. Priceless right. Well Heidi is a teacher so we have the summer to make our travel plans. She always questions whether or not it is a cool gift, or if it is enough....I tell her that it is the gift that keeps on giving...I spend the year looking forward to it...I take the trip and have no worries while I am gone...Priceless Priceless Priceless.