1. SICK OF HEARING "WHAT ARE WE DOING TODAY?"
Last Tuesday night I called my kids from work to say goodnight. My youngest said to me "What are we doing tomorrow?" I replied with "Going to Auntie Jessica's pool." I was pretty happy that I had actually already made plans. He replied to me with "Then what are we doing after that?" I was going to shoot myself. Seriously, school had ended eight hours ago and I am already hearing this. It has now continued on EVERY morning for the past eight days.
2. HAD ENOUGH OF KIDS AT THE RESTAURANT
Summer vacation also means parents looking for things to do with the kids (much like me) so what better thing to do than take them out to eat. Anybody that has been a regular reader of my blog in the past knows how I feel about kids at the restaurant so I feel no need to continue on with this one.
|Yes, welcome to my work world.|
3. HEAT WAVES
I am not a fan of the heat. However, I can deal as long as it stays below 85. Of course, the first full day of vacation is was 100 degrees and humid as well. It continued on like that for 3 more days. Thankfully I have friends with pools. And that is where we were all week. Now I hear that we have another heatwave coming tomorrow. Of course this burst of hell weather falls on the days I have to work. There is nothing worse than putting on long black pants with socks and sneakers when it is 100 friggin degrees. Plus, the air conditioning where I work is very temperamental. I have been crying since I watched the news. Also, I am not one of those parents that can afford to take my kids out to my restaurant for dinner to entertain them. I have to cook, in my hot kitchen, with my oven on. I only have so many crock pot recipes after all.
|Sounds about right.|
4. THE CHICKEN COOP SMELLS
Those damn chickens of mine stink to high heaven in the summer. I feel like all I do is clean it out in the summer and it is NOT a fun job. Between the heat and humidity it smells like something died in there. All so I can get free eggs, ugh!
|HAHA the pigeon coops smell too.|
5. THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY FREE THINGS TO DO AND WE HAVE DONE THEM ALL
Yes, I am cheap. I hate paying to entertain my kids. And they hate to not be entertained. I have looked up every free thing I could do in this state. The kids are sick of hiking. I hate the beach. In between heat waves it has been too crappy for the pool. Even though there is a company that hosts Free Fun Fridays across the state, that is only once a week and the offering this year kind of suck.
|How come my kids don't look this happy when hiking?|
6. CAMP HASN'T STARTED YET
Maybe my attitude will change in a couple of weeks when the kids start camp. They are going for three weeks to a local camp that is dirt cheap and the kids love. However, it hasn't started yet, and that makes me bitter. What the hell is taking so long for it to get here?
|Yes, they will still be bugging when when camp starts.|
7. MY HUSBAND IS CRANKY
Although this is an occurrence that happens all year, it is worse in the summer. He is a mason which means he spends a lot of time outside. He is required to wear jeans and work boots to work everyday. He is on a roof a lot. He takes 10 t shirts a day with him to work because he sweats through them so much. His back is also not feeling great thanks to those herniated disks so needless to say, he is a barral of laughs when he gets home. Not that I can blame him, I would probably be the same way.
8. NEVER ENDING LAUNDRY
See Number 7 for this one. Yes, 10 t shirts a day. Oh and bathing suits, towels, muddy sneakers, you get the point.
Bugs suck, bite, sting and swarm. They love my yard thanks to number 4 on my list. Enough said.
10. LACK OF JOB MEANS LACK OF PAYCHECK
I am always excited about the Lunch Lady gig giving me the summer off until it dawns on me that I lose a paycheck. Tomorrow is my last payday until mid September (from that job at least). I survived with one job for a long time, but when you become accustomed to that little (and I mean little) bit of extra money every two weeks it hurts when it stops.
So there you have it. My top ten reasons why I am ready for September. Let me assure you however I am not totally cynical. I am sure I can come up with 10 reason why I am happy summer is here. Ok, maybe 5. I need to save those for my next posting however.