The Honest Mommy

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An Honest Report June 13, 2012

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It is 8:30 in the morning. It is summer break. Both boys, ages 6 and 3, are with me all day every day (I am not accustomed to this). So far this morning, we’ve had cooking, cleaning, yelling, screaming, door slamming, handwriting practice, arts and crafts, negotiating, and more.

I am exhausted. I can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep, in part because of Mark’s hollering at night (he seems to holler when his sleep schedule is off). I have hardly been home the last few days, and now that I am home, I just want/need to chill out.

It’s just a few days into summer break, and my mental health is already taking a beating. Perhaps I will put the boys in front of Sesame Street for an hour or two. I hate to do that and don’t do it very often.

 

Making the transition to summer June 11, 2012

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This is quite a transition for me this year. More so than other years. Adam has been in kindergarten all year, and Mark has been in preschool three mornings per week. Now, all of a sudden, HERE WE ALL ARE. 

As such, I have all sorts of ideas, goals, and to-do’s floating around in my head. I’m also trying to keep an eye on my sanity so I don’t burn out within the first week of summer vacation.

Here’s to all you mommies and daddies out there who are going through the same thing! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this transition.