Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer's starting......

School is coming to a close next week for Bud and Cheerleader Girl and I am actually really excited. I love the fact that my children are old enough to clean the house and do laundry and mow grass and what ever other fun things chores I can come up with for them to do through out the day.

They will both be working this summer which is a new for us. Last year CG worked babysitting, but Bud was lazy busy doing nothing but hanging out. This year, not so much. CG’s working at an ice cream shop, which she loves, but the hours are never consistent, and Bud is chillin’ working at the pool. It will be hard to keep up with them, but somehow we will manage.

The one disappointment I do have about them being partially gainfully employed is that their schedules will probably never be the same so it will be impossible really difficult to do things as a family. Especially Bud, who will most likely work every weekend. We have always enjoyed being able to go boating on the weekends, or head off to the beach for a weekend getaway. This year that probably won’t be possible. And most definitely a family vacation will be out of the question. Bud is already taking a week to go to wrestling camp, and CG a week to go to a leadership conference (both with out the parents of course) not to mention that cheer stuff starts 24/7 for CG the second week of August. We will manage, I suppose with a few days here or there, or a spontaneous "OMG you don’t have to work today, let’s go do something." I’m actually thinking of starting a list of “Things To Do This Summer” and when the time arises, just go do them. This list looks something like this:

  1. KENNY CHESNEY and 3 days at the beach with CG and Snow White.
  2. Throwdown at BHE’s to celebrate whatever.
  3. Turn 40 (guess that one’s going to happen whether anyone is working or not)
  4. BlogFest at CBW’s

    Any other suggestions?


Grandma J said...

One impulsive trip to Central Texas to hang out with Grandma J and JJ at The Spa. We can go to the Alamo and Dairy Queen too.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The kids have their own lives now...that is stinky. I will be there soon too. I like your wish list....Florida is available too. We have Disney and lots of dairy queens. Take that Grandma J. :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I dont see coming to my house anywhere on that list!

Caution Flag said...

You make a very good point. There really is a downside to kids growning up, isn't there?

We have DQ's next to lakes. A bit of an all-in-one thing which may well trump Grandma J or Busy Bee.

Mental P Mama said...

Come to Connecticut! My summer plans are basically driving to a couple of new schools....and Blogfest!

Big Hair Envy said...

I like should repeat that one often;)