Monday, September 6, 2010

The End of Summer--Yay!

Labor Day weekend is the traditional end of summer. However, my daughter still has a full week of summer vacation before she starts first grade. I cannot believe how long the summer has felt. She was pretty busy for half of the summer. The day camp she attended, AKA Club Med without Alcohol, was a lot of fun and kept her very busy! After that, my family descended upon us. Then we took the 4-day cruise.

For the last couple of weeks, however, we've had nothing planned. It's been really boring! My daughter hasn't done much socializing over the last few weeks. And as each week has passed by, there have been less and less friends to set up play dates with since many of her friends have started school already!

Also, right at the time my daughter was finishing up camp, my husband has been home on an extended "vacation." So, not only have I been trying to entertain my daughter, but my husband has been around too. I think that's been harder. He sees how much time I spend on the computer and how little time I spend cleaning the house. And he's not shy about commenting about it.

Also, he keeps insisting on doing these projects around the house, like remodeling the house. Oh sure, we were way overdue with turning our daughter's bedroom decor from the Winnie the Pooh nursery look into the really gorgeous, big-girl's room, but still! So, not only have I been expected to spend less time on the computer, I also have to keep cleaning up the dry-wall dust that's been spewed all over the house. And my husband isn't shy to voice some opinions about how I clean. "You really do it like that?" he keeps asking.

As luck would have it, his extended "vacation" is ending this weekend, then my daughter starts school the following week (did I mention that I can't believe how late school starts here?). Then I can go back to obsessing over my blog, I mean scrubbing the house down my way!

It'll be great to have the me-time again. I know my daughter will be thrilled to be back at school, and my husband can't wait to go back to work! Well, I'm not sure about that last part, but I'm sure I've been driving him nuts as well!

Happy end of summer! Although, I will still miss it! (just don't tell my hubby!).


  1. Happy End of Summer, my friend!!!!!!!!!

  2. That is so funny Cheryl...when my hubby is home, I feel like I have to be secretive about my computer time b/c he would be shocked! Clean the house? Who wants to do that, when there are so many awesome blogs to read and comment on? I hope your daughter has a wonderful time in 1st grade and that you enjoy some "Me" time. Have a great week!

  3. Happy end of summer to you! I'm really trying to embrace the Autumn this year again and think about all the positive aspects of it.

    Have a lovely day,

  4. Our summer ended a couple of weeks ago and I was so glad. Isn't funny how we look forward to the lazy days of summer all through the school year only to lament them toward the end? Here's to a successful school year ahead for us all!

  5. I can't believe that her school starts so late. That has to be the latest EVER. Here I am whining about how soon after starting school there was this 3-day weekend!

  6. Long comment coming. Sorry.

    I was a SAHM for the first 14 years of my marriage. Until my youngest went to school full time. Then I got a great job and did the dreaded parent-by-cell-phone thing for three years. Then my health went down the toilet and it was either mother or work. I chose to quit my job and rest during the day so that I could be their mother and participate in their lives in the evenings.

    So, for the last year or two I've had the house to myself during the school day to do as I like. And, yes, I spend a good deal of that time sleeping or on the computer.

    The summer was long. By the end, I wanted to kill people. I was hanging on until my kids went back, counting down the hours.

    School started two weeks ago. I was so excited. But college didn't start until last week so my oldest was still home. College started last Monday, so I should have the house to myself again. Nope. My hubby got really sick and took the whole week off. Then we had the long weekend.

    Tomorrow can't get here soon enough. And someone will have to be bleeding from the eyes before I let anyone stay home.

    It's about peace. It's about relaxing, knowing that no one will ask anything of me. It's about being in charge of my own time. Choosing what I want to do.

    Enjoy the silence. On your computer, if you want.

  7. I am lucky in that my husband does not complain...however....that means the house can really go South! Which it has. That being said... when the men are home and the kids are home you can't get anything done anyway because they are just in the way! hahaha. Enjoy the down time cleaning....I mean blogging! ;)

  8. Wow, I can't get over that your school doesn't start for another week. My oldest starts back tomorrow and I'm so looking forward to getting back into our normal routine.

  9. Happy End Of Summer!

    I am not looking forward to all the snow. Especially since I'm stuck shoveling it now.

  10. Some moms love it and some moms do not love it. So interesting how it is different for everyone. Hope your daughter enjoys first grade : )

  11. Saw you on SITS. Enjoy fall, I know I will! Sad to see summer gone, but I do love a go marshmallow roast!

  12. I love being back in my fall routine. Sounds like you are too.

  13. My four year old doesn't start pre school for another two weeks. Its so hard on him when his brother started school a month ago. I try to keep him busy but we both are so ready for pre school to start already.

    over from SITS