Summertime Sadness

It's the first day of summer vacation.

Note the lack of an exclamation point after that sentence.

My kids were up just after six, because of course.

They have already asked for cupcakes for breakfast (no) and to play outside (no. It's raining. And even if it weren't raining, there's no way I'm gonna get dressed enough at this hour - never mind motivated enough - to supervise four children as they all try to escape in different directions).

They have already bickered over a blanket (there are two on our couch and apparently the red one is warmer/softer/more awesome) and over whose feet are touching whom. I have heard, "He's trying to wipe a booger on meeeee!" and "He says he's going to bite my scalp!"

I have already had to say, "Go put some pants on!" and "Stop being so loud!" and "Just LEAVE. Your BROTHER. ALONE." I've had to issue creative threats before my brain is even awake enough to be creative.

Throw in some whining about boredom and some random neighborhood kids knocking at the door and disturbing the baby's nap and a few heinous messes and a whole lot of this ...

... and you've pretty much got my summer in a nutshell.

Is it school time yet?

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  1. I am (perhaps a bit naively) so looking forward to having a house full of booger wiping whirlwind kids. I consider your blog to be a font of wisdom, I'm expecting my first boy which means I've got a few more years yet to read your posts and PREPARE :D

  2. Many blessings to you!!! Dear Gemma, I'm not sure there is ANYTHING you can do to prepare for it, and I only have two boys :-)

  3. But they're so darn cute........most of the time!

  4. Two words of wisdom for you dear: summer camp.
    Let the search begin!

  5. It always surprises me when your kids are already on break and mine still have 24 more days to go..... Weird.

  6. I just popped on over here because I read your blog that Scary Mommy posted....hilarious and oh so true. This pic above of your boys looks VERY familiar! I am a mommy of 5 boys.

  7. I have 3 boys - a 7 year-old and twin 3 year-olds. I say those same exact sentences repeatedly every single day. :)

  8. omg. yes. I have boys 8, 6, 3 and 1 and this is too true and hilarious and I beyond relate. Summer break doesn't start until june 25 here! hooray! but I already am bracing myself for what is about to occur in our home.
    God bless!

  9. We stay BUSY busy BUSY because of all the head sitting over here! 7,5,3, and 1 but we alternate boy,girl,boy, girl! ;)

  10. I wish we were neighbors! Your house sounds exactly like mine! But then again, our neighborhood would be devastated...


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