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Time to get it together

School is officially out for the Summer. This does not mean anything to me since my kids still have busy schedules. Chardie got a job at the law firm her dad works at a couple days a week. This should be a great experience for her and I am sure she will learn some valuable life lessons along the way. Both girls have volleyball twice a week. They also have 3 books each to read over the break that have assignments to go along with it. They have tons of other reading and writing~ AP European History for Brie and AP US History for Chardie. They both have doctor, dental, orthodontic, orthopedic and chiropractic appointments in between. Something tells me they won't have time to breathe!

I am going to have to buckle down and get William potty trained (I hope). It has been so up and down. Still no poo-poo in the potty yet. I just try to go with the flow and encourage him. I keep telling myself not to stress out and that he will get it [one day]. I also really need to have a more organized teaching style. He is learning how to use the computer mouse but I still prefer to teach him the old-fashioned way with paper and pencil and out of books. I do not think I will be putting him in pre-school. If I did, it would be for "other people" who think I should. I am going to buy some colorful bins to pack away all of his random toys so he has a neater area to do his school work. I will refrain from frequent social networking and more than likely fewer blog posts. My kids are the priority and they need me now more than ever. I also want to have some fun time with them before school starts back. We have a couple short out-of-town trips planned as well as some pool time at a friends house as much as we can. The Summer will be busy but we will be sure to take time to enjoy it.

So is school out in your neck of the woods? Do you have any big plans?
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. Sounds like your summer is going to be as busy as mine.

    School isn't out until the 10th and 2 days later Marty is off to the first camp of the summer. Agape beach camp through the Lutheran church. Joey has a camp this month too (either basketball or BMX bike, not sure which) and Gabe has Vacation Bible School next month. More camps all around after that.

    Kudos to you for doing what feels right re William and preschool.

  2. Sounds like a GREAT summer will be had by all :) DJ is out for the summer! I have something planned almost everyday because BOREDOM and my family=kids writing on my walls with a Sharpie and I am NOT trying to catch a case up in here! LOL

    Seriously speaking, he's going to First Grade so I want him to be prepared and NOT forget what he has learned in Kindergarten.

    As far as Gracen, she's going to stay in the Mother's Day out Playschool. It's TWICE a week and it's really fun for her to be around other little friends. The place is down the street from where we live. So, she's close enough and it's a short day!

    Happy Summer to your family and you know we are going to get on the road and come and spend some time with your family this summeR! :)

  3. Sounds like the summer is shaping up quite nicely. I love that you all keep the kids so active. I think that's so important.

    Ugh, our potty training progress has regressed. Chase is back to that thing where he leaves the living room (where we'll all be sitting together watching TV) to go and poop in his pamper in the kitchen (or some other little private corner). If he feels the urge/sensation, why not just go to the bathroom and do it on the potty? He has done it before so I know he is able to. *sigh* So hard not to get frustrated, but i know that isn't helpful so I try my hardest to remain patient. I will be glad when this process is over, with BOTH boys. lol


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