Thursday, June 5, 2008
My daytime buddies
With school getting out early next week I can't help but think about how I'll be losing my two daytime buddies. No, they won't be going anywhere but it won't be the same with all the other kids home and a new baby. The three of us have done a lot of fun things throughout the year. Not only have we made it to the library and storytime almost weekly but we have had plenty of trips to the grocery store, lunches at daddy's work, playdates at the park, etc... I'll miss the quiet moments on the couch reading stories before naptime (I'm sure both of those things will still be happening, it's just that they will no longer be "quiet moments.") I sure love these two boys!
Honestly I am a bit scared about the summer arriving next week. I've always planned and carried out fun activities and academic lessons throughout the summer for the kids. Can I keep up the tradition with a new baby and a potentially worn out mom? This past week I've been busy preparing summer lessons for each day of the week; hopefully Alex can help by being the substitute teacher during the summer when I need an extra hand. I found an AWESOME website that has lots of great homeschooly type lessons for each day of the week that I will be using this summer. It is geared for the younger audience but I think Alex and Tyler will still have fun and be able to participate. Now if I can just gear myself up for loading six kids in the car and actually going to do something fun...that might be a different story.
Side note: I'm just shy of being 37 weeks prego today. At my appointment this morning I was 90% effaced and still dilated to a one. We're planning on Chloe Ruth Ditto (name still subject to change) being born on Friday, June 20th. I've done my best to plan...now we will just have to see who is in charge : )