This summer has been crazy hectic. I just counted and we had seven week-long activities: Cub Scout Day Camp, dance recital week, Boy Scout Camp, dance camp, American Heritage Girls Camp, 4-H judging week, and a mission trip for my oldest two kids. Also, several multi-day trips to visit my parents. Add in various doctors and dentist appointments, scout meetings, 4-H meetings and events, graduation parties, and other family stuff, and that makes one very full summer!
And a short summer at that! The kids go back to school in two days. I am not ready (nor are they) to give up our summer break, but getting back into a regular schedule sounds appealing.
Do I regret my family being involved in so many activities? Yes and no. Yes, I wish we had more time. No, I’m glad my children had these opportunities. I feel like each one helps him or her grown in a positive manner. These are good things that my kids are in. They are fun and rewarding. Although it looks crazy and over scheduled, not one of them is in all of these things. This is a cumulative look at the schedule of a family with five kids.
As mom and family CEO, I probably bore the brunt of the craziness, but I don’t think the kids have any regrets about their summer . Each of us had to do some give and take and they were all good sports. The older ones picked up the slack with babysitting and some housework, and the younger ones didn’t complain too much about having to tag along to their older siblings activities. I am so grateful and blessed that my husband or I were able to participate in these activities, too. Jayson go to go to Boy Scout Camp for the week and to most of Cub Scout Camp, and I got to go to AHG Camp.
With this crazy schedule and the kids home fighting for computer time, I haven’t been able to blog lately. I am still here. I am still alive. Hopefully, I can get back into the blogging groove soon. Don’t give up on me!