Monday, July 23, 2007

Whine, whine, whine! Enough already!

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.


Denae said...

I totally know what you mean. My kids are driving me crazy these days! We only have one more week of summer break though so I am almost done. I just have to try to be nice for like 7 more days!

kanga5 said...

Yep. Although I did have the realization the other night that my oldest will be in school- all day. Wow. I feel a little bad that that sounds nice. 2 boys and a baby from 8-4 in the day. Wow. Only a couple more weeks.

Rochelleht said...

Yea, no home schooling for me!!!

Amanda said...

I totally agree with you about the kids going back to school and I only have one in school! Reminds me of the commercial a couple of years ago where the dad is dancing down the aisle pushing the cart singing, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Love it.

Have so much fun on your trip!