Summertime gives us all kinds adventures. We have family vacations, camping, barbeques, park days, swimming, visitors, heat, sweat, sand, and sun. We also have whiny, whiny children.
Oh, my, yes. My children have turned into the whiniest complainers I have ever seen. For a month now, no matter the situation, I am guaranteed to be bombarded with "MOOOOOOM!" and "She started it!" and "I don't WANT to! WHINE!"
I'm reaching my breaking point.
For years I never understood why parents were so excited to send their kids to school. I enjoyed having them home where we could take off on vacation whenever we wanted; we could drive a few hours to see my sister; we could stay in our pajamas all day.
Now I get it. I totally get it. My children need structure! They need peers! They need adults around them that won't give a hooey that they are "bored" and "too tired to clean." They need academic instruction to help their brains. They need places where they can practice their manners. They need to be away from mom long enough to appreciate her.
I need those things, too, by golly!
And to think I even considered being a Home School parent. Yikes!
P.S. We're going to our annual family camp out at Lake Lopez (near San Luis Obispo) on Thursday morning and this week is going to be filled with packing/getting ready. I may not be around much, but I'll be sure to post pictures when we get back.