I am giddy, and I am annoyed. In just 20 days my kids will be done with school for the summer (hooray for ALL of us), but this is our shortest summer yet as school starts a week earlier in the "fall" (it's really still summer), and we get out so late this year. I feel jipped already. BUT! Having the big kids home makes life so much more fun and easy.
And while I am thrilled by the idea of having them home, I have some things I am rushing to get done before that last bell so that I can enjoy this summer and the crazy, fun things we have planned.
*I have wanted some cool-looking vintage suitcases for a while. Why? I don't really know. Maybe to use ONCE in a photo shoot. After that there are no guarantees. Emma and I were driving to a baby shower a couple weeks ago and I saw some ugly vintage-y black suitcases (?) outside someone's house that said "free" so I slammed on the brakes and made Emma grab them (I am pretty sure my mom would be so proud). They are still sitting, dirty, in my garage. I have grand ideas of how to make them look like this... so I should get on that pronto.
*I want to paint something! Because I am not in the position to take on a bedroom or other "big" room, I am thinking of doing one of the smaller bookshelves. I even have the spray paint. Now to find the time and energy to make it happen. (Painting one of the chocolate brown ones turquoise...)
*Exercise! This might actually get easier once my kids are home. I have grand intentions of running a few miles a couple times a week. Then I'm up half the night, I'm holding a baby who is so cute but doesn't want to be put down for even a split second, then I'm getting kids off to school, and then I am using her precious 20 minute naptime to shower... Once I have a few more hands I can surely exercise, but it would be nice to start now. Anyone exercise at night? I have done that a few times but I hate showering twice...and I prefer to run before eating for the day. I would love to get a few more pounds off though. It doesn't just fall off after #5.
*Organize. I have so many bins of too-big/too-small clothes that need to be swapped in or out. Crowding in the bedrooms is a real thing. Too-small bedrooms never bothered me until now. Gotta get on that.
*Baseball/piano wrap-ups. Both of these GOOD things are almost over. Happy and sad about that.
*Sleep training I shouldn't even list this because it's a joke and nothing works, but I am determined to crack Sadie's "code" and get her sleeping. I can't fathom what sleeping more than 5 hours feels like because I can't remember anymore, but that is the goal! It would be nice to have her sleeping this summer...just to interrupt her schedule twice a week and mess her all up again. :)
Bring on summer!