So, you survived the baby bedtime stage and you think, "I've got this." But that baby grows into a toddler and that toddler comes in and just f**ks things up.
I'm suddenly anticipating a series of weekly blog posts centred solely on all the fun summer things we won't be doing because of some shit one kid has done that ruins it for everyone else. Myself included.
Oh, hey! Sooo…not to freak you out or anything, but KIDS ARE ALMOST DONE SCHOOL! There’s a whole other conversation to be had about how I’m going to navigate summer with the addition of a new from-home job, but in the meantime, let’s talk how to entertain the kiddos with free (or next-to-free or won’t-break-the-bank) summer fun! Outdoor Summer Fun It’s summer. The whole point is to GET OUTDOORS. While some of these activities are a no-brainer, sometimes we ALL need a reminder to go outside and play. Go for a family bike ride. Yes, you, too, Mom and Dad. Of course, if your kids are old enough to bike…
To the best of my recollection, I dealt with all 'mean girl' problems on my own, though my mom was there to dry my tears. Health class handled the whole puberty thing. All other drama was handled through an intricate system of note-passing and a steady stream of Judy Blume books.
Kids are all kinds of creative as soon as the clock strikes time-for-bed. Now, no matter what your child's best bedtime stall tactic, you've got the best comeback ever.
Thankfully, my kids are fairly self-sufficient so I don't feel the need to get up at the crack of dawn to do what I need to do. But the moment I peel open one eyelid and look at the time, the pep talk begins.