I’m over summer. If we are friends on Facebook you probably know this from my constant posts of “School needs to be back in session”.
But it’s not just the lack of school that has me over summer. There are a lot of other things that have me ready to close the book on this season.
I’m so tired of the hum of the dreaded cold air producer. I’m tired of the bill, I’m tired of never feeling comfortable, it’s always too cold or too hot.
I’m over running the sprinklers. I’m over having to run around them when I go running in the morning. I’m over watching my neighbors flush hundreds of gallons of water down the drain because they run their sprinklers so early that they don’t realize that they are sprinkling the street and not the grass.
Or more so lack of curfews. The other night John was at our neighbors and I went to bed early. Half an hour later I was awoke by the sound of screaming. I raced across the house to Jack’s room only to realize he was asleep and that is was some teenagers hanging out front in the street. I was about 2 seconds away from being a crazy woman screaming out a window.
While I love having a lawn service it would be great if they could A. show up on the same day every week and B. not show up during nap time. If I lose one more nap to that lawn so help me.
I’m over planning activities for Jack. I need my preplanned, prepaid activities back. I want to show up at music class and let someone else entertain him. Better yet I want to drop him at school and go get my nails done and pick him up later once he’s done crafting and singing.
The Get Up and Go
There is something about summer that’s so fleeting that you need to fill it with fun. People make bucket lists and my Facebook feed is full of people checking into to there next item on their list. Quite frankly my dears I don’t give a damn how many boardwalks you hit or shore towns you visit. What I want to do is draw the blinds, pour a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and watch a movie.
I know people who could wear flip flops year round, I am not want of them. I desperately miss my boots. I have daydreams about skinny jeans and knee high boots.
The Great Outdoors
As a kid my mom made us play outside all summer long. God forbid she catch me sitting in my room playing Barbie. I’ve never been one for outside play. I don’t like getting messy and I get bored easily. These days my idea of outdoorsy is a good book and a lounge chair, throw in a cocktail and I’m set. The other day I told Jack we were going out to play. After 10 minutes he wanted to go in. I held my ground then got 4 bug bites and we went in to watch a movie and play puzzles. Apparently he’s a lot like me and I’m done pushing him outside just cause it’s summer.
So what are you over about the summer? Come on I know you want to share!