We had some good old summer fun this week when I took the kids down to our "secret beach" to let them wade in the water. I have such wonderful memories from my childhood of playing in the mountain streams and creeks of central Pennsylvania, where we had no access to proper pools in the summer.
The kids definitely had a blast in the stream.
Ever since school let out I've found myself in a rat race to get chores done. I had grand ideas of deep cleaning and organizing during summer vacation, but I've spent the first two weeks frustrated at the little I've gotten done.
I poured over FlyLady and made lists and plans, but find that I'm frustrated and the kids are having no summer fun. So, I think I'm going to have to re-adjust. Except for a few good ideas that will work with my system, I'm going to have to throw FlyLady out the window. I think I will have to be more realistic in my deep cleaning/organizing goals.
This is my only summer to enjoy Laura as a baby, and to have all my kids under the age of 10. I want all of us to remember a fun summer, not a stressed out mother and over-worked children. Somehow I need to find the right balance.
In the mean time, laundry is on hold. Yesterday I told a friend I wasn't minding our broken dishwasher too much (although some late evenings I'd give a lot to have it working again). I was just glad it wasn't the washer that was broken. Well, a few hours later.....broken washer. Sigh. The repairman can't come until Thursday but I'm going to try a sob story and hope we can get an earlier appointment. At least I finally caught up with the last 3 washdays worth of laundry BEFORE the washer broke.