I remember life B.K. (that’s Before Kids in supercool parent lingo) when it was hot in summer, albeit through a haze of sweat. I showered in the morning before work and again in the evening. I’ve always hated how sticky my sweaty summer skin feels.
As a mom of two, I’m lucky to shower once a day (at night), and usually I try to sneak it in every other day – except in the height of summer. Once a day is the best I can do, but I still hate that sticky feeling by the end of the day.
Is it fall yet?
I can’t wait for my favorite season to arrive. September 22, why do you feel so far away? (Right now the extra wetness I feel are my tears of sadness for autumn’s distant appearance.) The best way to pass the time is to be busy, I guess; cue the bucket list progress!!
Good thing we’re only halfway through this humid hell, I suppose, because my list is definitely not all crossed out. I feel like we’ve been quite busy (we did make it to Canada around July 8, Michigan was a great trip marred only by a post-wedding hangover for the flight home, and Sesame Place was a blast!), so I’m surprised to see the uncrossed items. Guess I should check this list every once in awhile, huh?
We’ve decided to go to Six Flags in the fall, or else at the very end of September on a random weekday. And let’s hope the four kid-filled years that have passed since my last visit haven’t made me fearful of coasters, else I may be screaming my head off like Erika did recently. Aaaaand, because our Sesame Place tickets gave us a second visit free, we’ll be returning again, possibly in fall! Both our girls loved the rides and the characters, so it will be a big do-again (with packed lunches and better sunscreen, lessons learned). And we still have the Camden Aquarium to visit. That reminds me – I need to talk to Mr. Nursery to circle a day on the calendar….
We have been having a fair bit of kitchen fun, mostly via popsicles – watermelon and pina colada! BIG hits! Our banana ice cream (just process frozen banana slices with a bit of coconut milk or yogurt and add whatever flavor you want) was a hit, too. Haven’t done proper ice cream yet, though – what the hell is wrong with us?! As for the jam, we ate a helluva lot of fresh raspberries, but that just didn’t leave any for jam. Not sorry!
Where have we been lacking? Well, Toddler knows just one new French word in a month; oops. Her interest has waned a bit, but I haven’t suggested any new words, either. Her counting is much where it was, although today she recognized “11.” Woo-hoo. We haven’t done more than one playdate a week, either – but at least we’ve done one. I have no excuse except for coxsackie and general tiredness…. Okay, I need to up my game for the rest of summer!
God, I hope this post isn’t too boring. It’s kind of a kick in the butt for me, sort of like an end-of-January resolution review – you know, the kind where you realize you haven’t actually been to the gym yet like you promised you would. Time to finish strong, summer. Just lay off the heat a bit, okay??
How is your summer going? What were your hits and misses? What’s still to come?