Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Insanity of Summer

The insanity of summer begins today...

Today marked the end of school for Blake. He had his Awards Assembly today and walked away with Principal's List (all A's) for the 9 weeks and the semester AND he also received the Creative Writing award...I didn't even know he liked to write! Learn something new every day. So now both kiddos are home for the summer...well, sort of. I would like to think that we have a slow season at our house and that certain times in the year are more hectic than others, but as the children get older (now both teenagers) it seems it's just a constant parade of chaos. I'm teased about my dayplanner and obsession with lists and organization, but honestly, who can keep up with these schedules any other way?!

Just this evening, before church, I had the planner out...pouring over practices, volleyball practices, baseball games (Blake made the All Star team, so we'll be playing through the 4th of July holiday), team camps, church camps, Mallorye's babysitting schedule...I mean really, it makes my head spin! We only have two children ... I cannot imagine how larger families do it (ever watch "Jon and Kate Plus Eight"? Crazy, I tell ya! Anywho, it should be an interesting summer to say the least. The bright side...Mal can drive by herself in 34days, so she'll be able to help out with carpooling some. Woo hoo!

Ok, so, just for kicks and giggles, I'm going to track our "day in the life" all next week and post about it the following. Give all of you MOPS a heads up on life with teenagers if you haven't quite made it there yet. You'll be privy to the chaos, schduling conflicts, see what works, and what doesn't work, and maybe some of you more seasoned mom's can give me some pointers on how to make this stage easier!

A sidenote before I sign off for the evening;
**our new A/C unit is being installed in the morning!! Just in time for the weekend! This makes me very happy! Extremely happy!!


Belle-ah said...

WhoooHOOO for you - just be careful not to kiss that AC man right on the lips out of the thrill of AC!

Can't wait to see an pic of your newest life saver in Summer in the South or maybe you should have a "ACs Here" party! LOL

mer said...

Hey there...I just clicked over from LoveWell where I saw your reference to Hot Springs. I'm from Arkansas, and LOVE finding other Arkansas bloggers!


mindi said...

Make sure you have time to slow down a touch - I can't imagine the insanity of running teenagers around!
Way to go Blake, that's fantastic, you should be so proud :D