We’re just weeks into summer and I’m ready for it to end. You know the old saying “when it rains, it pours”? Well the last few weeks have been more like a tsunami for us. I have bad nerves, and when things go wrong it just makes them worse. The last several weeks have been very uneventful and not really filled with summer bliss.
If you remember, Dan decided to take a job back overseas, then his company royally screwed him over so he came back home. So, the last few weeks he’s been on the hunt for another contract- leaving our main source of income non-existent. Since he’s been back home, he’s been working a temp job until his next contract picks up. So every morning he rolls out of bed at 6am to head to work. The kids know he’s going to be gone for many hours and seem to find it really funny to push moms buttons.
Aside from that, I thought I’d be some Baywatch babe and drive my truck on the beach. Let’s say that did not work out very well. The only thing I managed to do besides ruin our beach day was burn my transmission up after getting stuck in the sand. Dan was not real happy about that one, but in my defense I saw other SUV’s on the beach.
So, after I cost us about $3000 to fix my truck, the washing machine decided to break, the fridge broke, the boys broke my sofa, and the air conditioner has went out 3 times. When it’s 100° the last thing I want is for my AC to no work. I hate the heat and do not perform well when I’m hot. Each time the AC has broken it’s taken a least 12 hours to get the repair man out. That makes for a miserable day for me and the kids.
Summer break has been in for 6 weeks here and I’m already for school to head back. I love my kids. I really do, they just really know how to work my nerves! School time is not only a time for my kids to learn but for me to also get a daily break. Perhaps this sounds bad to all the perfect moms out there, but it’s the truth. When the kids are in school I can clean the house, cook the meals, run errands and enjoy a few minutes of quiet daily.
After 6 weeks of summer break we’ve about exhausted everything there is to do. We’ve been on vacation two times, taken the kids to Busch Gardens, been to the pool to many times to count, hung out at the beach, practiced school work 2-3 days a week, done every cool craft project I could find on Pinterest and watched every Nickelodeon show 100′s of times.
With the kids around each other 24/7 they’ve run out of patients for each other and the fighting has begun. The girls fight like cats over everything and the boys fight over every toy they own. If I hear much more fighting I’m going to pull my hair out!
Coby(4) has been really bad the last few weeks. Who ever came up with terrible twos apparently never had a child that never outgrew it! I can’t seem to get him to listen to anything I say and he has started saying curse words. The curse words are my fault-I admit that. I say enough of them, but he knows they are adult words. Each day it seems to be a battle with him and a battle of the wills to see who is going to cave first. Admittedly, it’s normally me, because I run out of energy way before he.
My button pushing has been overdone and I am in need of a personal vacation. Obviously moms done get vacations, so looks like I’ll be sticking to the occasional Xanax, tons of coffee, the hope of nothing else going wrong this summer while dreaming of fall leaves!