Summer slow down

by - 9:00 AM

We are halfway through the month of July and I ruined my good streak of blogging every Monday.  After two weekends traveling to and from my parents lake house, a full month of running around town every morning Monday through Friday and the best summer holiday there ever could be, we are exhausted.  I feel like we are sort of in recovery mode.  We still have gymnastics for Grace, but speech through the school system is over until school starts back up in August and our swim instructor through the club is traveling for the next two weeks... so we are slowing it down and rolling it in.  Perfectly timed with the endless summer days where the heat is absolutely exhausting and the last thing a mama wants to do is load all the children up and into the car and then unload and reload them to do just about anything.

Don't get me wrong... we are still fairly busy... but in more of a we-have-3-kids kind of way.  This last weekend we had family night at home on Friday and followed that with a Saturday of lounging, lunch out and a movie night (for us girls - Dad was off meeting up with an old Army friend who was in town).  Sunday was another relaxed day for the most part.  Emily and I snuck out for a couple of hours to meet up with my sister for a quick happy birthday wine slushy at the local winery.  She's 26 now and you probably would have laughed at how long it took for me to do the math on that.  How old am I again?


Then low and behold I was up way too many times Sunday night into Monday.  Not with a nursing baby or anything... with a running nose.  I probably spent too much time outside Sunday in the dry freaking air that is Kansas right now... or I caught a summer cold.  All I know is this week I have been majorly feeling it and my motivation has been null and void.  Luckily short of canceling our one swim lesson this week, I've managed to get everyone everywhere they needed to be and run the laundry list of errands this week has so far called for.

But MAN Y'ALL.  I am slowing it down around here.  Less is best.  These kids have all those toys for a reason, right?  I've never been a fan of summer and the heat... so it is no surprise that we have kept the outside ventures to an absolute minimum since the temperatures crept up to the triple digits.  Ain't nobody got time for that.  Especially with a 3 month old.  We kicked June's butt... and July?  July is meant for inside activities and special ice cream treats to cure the guilt of losing my awesome mom summer jam.

It happens, right?


always,
amanda
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4 comments

  1. It is nice to just take a breather and relax. I'm glad you are able to do that.

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    1. It definitely is. It has been so stinking busy this summer.. that when we do sit down it seems to go way too fast.

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  2. All of y'all with kids are wearing me out just reading these blog posts. I do exactly nothing all year round, haha.

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    1. Please think of all of us while you do that. LOL. Somedays I absolutely love it and then other days I'm like OKAY let's just stay home and do exactly nothing so that mommy can just relax for a hot second. But it is only going to get worse from here as all 3 of them get their own activities and interests.

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