Shipping them to Grandma’s

It’s May . . .

That means

-Nice Weather

-End of Year Field Trips

-Wired Kids

-Later Nights

-Endless Laundry (I don’t think this has anything to do with May)

It’s the calm before the summer storm, if by calm you mean a schedule that has you driving to Family Fun Night, Girl Scouts,  a field trip at the Children’s Museum, a field trip at the Nature Center, end of year Preschool celebration. On top of orthodontist appointments, work meetings, swim lessons, checkups, and the constant question (because it’s finally nice outside) “Can we go to the park? Not the one by our house, the one CLEAR across town that we haven’t been to in forever because it’s been snowing for the last six months!”

My husband’s latest song keeps playing over and over in my head:

Let’s face it, we’re all exhausted!

So, what do you do when the school year is almost at an end? You plan to send the kids to Grandma and Grandpa’s the day after school is out.

The best part is, they’re really excited! They get all the spoiling: chocolate, no bedtime, one on one attention, candy, and snuggles, what’s not to love?

We get a few days to regroup before starting the summer fun.

I think we’ll all be in a better place for starting our summer apart.

When the kids come home we’ll be ready for popsicles, and trips to the park.  It will be time to go to the beach, have picnics, visit the zoo. There are so many things we want to do this summer, and by starting it apart we will have time to appreciate each other more. The kids can leave the school year behind, and mom and dad can take a breath to regroup and be present for the next few months of “vacation” . . . at least that’s what I’m telling myself!

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