Hey, what do you know? Last year, at almost the EXACT SAME TIME, I decided I’d had enough of summer. Well, guess what? I’m there again! I had no time to write a new post this weekend since I was busy ferrying the boys to the indoor bouncy place (it rained that day), the park, the other park, and a baseball game. So here’s last year’s letter of resignation updated with this year’s pictures.
I’m Quitting Summer
I quit. Effective immediately, I hereby resign as your summer activities coordinator/cruise director/source of nonstop entertainment.
We’ve been to the beach, the brook, and the duck pond. We’ve spent as much time at the pool as the lifeguards. We’ve played in the sprinkler, the water table, and on the Slip ‘n’ Slide. We’ve been to the little playground, the big playground, the playground with the dinosaur, the playground with the pirate ship, and the playground with the palm trees. We’ve been to the play areas at the mall, the library, and Chick-fil-A – sometimes more than once a week.
We’ve been to concerts and cook-outs, berry picking and bike riding, to amusement parks and boardwalks, to petting zoos and the regular zoo. We’ve been to playdates and picnics and parties and parades. You’ve been to Cape Cod, music camp, swim camp, and Bible camp. We’ve collected shells, stones, and bugs. You’ve eaten hot dogs, popsicles, watermelon, and S’mores. We’ve gone out for pizza, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and snow balls. You’ve watched movies and played video games. Done puzzles and craft projects. Sidewalk chalk and bubbles. Legos and trains. Board games and books.
And now I’m done. DONE, I tell you. Tomorrow morning when you get up and barrage me with questions before I’ve even had my coffee – What are we doing today, Mommy? Where are we going? Who can we play with? Can we go here? There? And then there? And then where will we go after THAT, Mommy? – my answer will be: WE ARE GOING NOWHERE AND DOING NOTHING AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.
And this is from ME, a former camp counselor! A person who likes baking cookies and playing tag and making paper-doll robots and who once even made homemade Play-Doh! (Once was enough. The store-bought kind comes in prettier colors, anyway.)
But I am BURNT-OUT, do you hear me? I have used up every bit of creativity and imagination and energy and most of my money entertaining you since the way-too-early last day of school in June until now. And we still have almost a whole month of summer left!!
As a stay-at-home mom of 3 I know said, “Summer vacation should only be 6 weeks long.” Sounds like plenty to me.
Your Loving But Exhausted Mom
P.S. When’s MY summer vacation?!
QUOTE O’ THE DAY: “A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.” – Marcelene Cox