This’ll Be Quick…

So first day of summer vacation yesterday and…


…Is it August 25 yet?


Not that I don’t love hanging with my kids, because I do, but when you work from home? And try to fit in some of that work in between scooter time and dressing Polly Pocket for the 145th time? You start to wig out. And my wig is already out, so it’s crazy town over here.


From the second I woke up yesterday morning it was “What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do? Gonna? What? Do? What are we gonna do?” And as I have three reports to edit…all backed up waiting for me…all with analysts sending me emails asking, “When will they be done? When will they be done? When will they be done?” it got a little…frenetic.


Suffice to say that I didn’t accomplish one, not even one, work-related item all day and instead took the kids to El Pollo Loco, then Barnes and Noble, then to the longest playdate ever in recorded history.


They went to bed at 10:30PM. (I need to adopt some sort of summer vacation schedule that doesn’t result in 85-hour playdates, a million dollars spent at the book store, and midnight bedtimes.)


Clearly, I am already in trouble. Maybe I should just take the kids to Disneyland and really lose my mind.


11 thoughts on “This’ll Be Quick…

  1. Camp! Seriously, sign them up for as many weeks as you can afford. My girls love Camp Cahito in Balboa Park. Zoo, Sea World and the Y have some good ones too.

  2. Have you thought about arranging a child-care swap with another WAHM? I’m sure you’re not the only one in your ‘hood.

    Or you could start bribing them with quiet time BEFORE you hit the book store.

  3. Copious amounts of Color-Forms (yes, they still make ’em), finger paints (outside use only), sidewalk chalk, and another mom to help out a couple days a week.

    Oh, and some lemon drop martinis for you in the evening.

  4. Thanks for the tips!
    No offense, but I like the art classes and lemon drop martini advice best.
    BUT the other rocks too.

  5. Camp. alllll summer long. The rest I’m used to. I actually prefer summer (when H is in camp every week) because= no homework and he comes home tired.
    If we were closer I’d offer to help you out!

  6. Next time I’m in SD (my goal: August…in time to see Crowded House at Humphrey’s), we’re lemon dropping like crazy ladies. I’ll bring LD and he can watch over the girls. He’s an excellent babysitter. Seriously. He’s certified and everything.

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