Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hanging On By a Thread

It's that time of year Mums.  The school days are coming to an end and I'm feeling it.  The importance of reading has dwindled, signing school papers is exhausting, finding backpacks is sapping all my energy, I'm too sick and tired of making home lunch so I sent a ginormous check to cover school lunch for the rest of the school year all of 4 days because I need a reprieve.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not excited about being 100% in charge of entertainment for the next 3 months, driving them to swim lessons, setting up play dates, packing for 3 hours so we can go to the pool for 1 hour, you know...all the summer stuff.  I'm just ready to be done with all the school stuff.  I'm over it.  I know the kids are too because when I wake them up for school I'm met with tears, and fake coughs, and some legitimate excuses.

To be honest, I think the teachers are feeling it too...they are sending hostile notes about IF YOU DON'T RETURN IT BY.....THEN YOU WILL BE PUT IN PRISON.  And they are starting to watch more  movies.  I absolutely hate when this happens.  It makes me all TEAM HOMESCHOOL when my kids come home and say, "Today we watched An American Tale, and then went to recess, and then cleaned our desks, and then went to lunch and then recess again, and then we did a color by number worksheet and then came home".  UGH!  So boring.  So pointless.  Go ahead and stay home if that's what you're going to do.  But then if they aren't watching movies all day and they are awesome teachers who are making them do book reports, and other "Mom, I need help!" projects, I'm thinking, "Come on Teach, I'm exhausted here, I can no longer do school stuff. Please just turn on An American Tale and call it a day."  Apparently I can't be pleased.

Are you feeling the drag too?

Don't worry, I'm already buying absurdly thick next grade curriculum books to keep my children's minds bright through the summer months because I have nothing but good intentions of being the best summer mom EVER!

If you don't remember my last summer time Mom survival guide you should read it here!

If you want to read a hysterical essay you should read Jen Hatmaker's Worst End Of School Year Mom Ever. It is amazing!


  1. Oh ya, thanks for the reminder. I better start thinking about summer and how to entertain all 5 of my kids.:-) I did the same thing with school lunch. Towards the end of the year I'm tired of making home lunches! Thanks for your realness Kellie!

  2. LOL, we mom of 5 kids need to stick together right? ;) Thanks for taking the time to read AND comment! It makes me so happy.

  3. Kellie you are so adorable. I'm 100000% percent right there with you.

    Holly Harmon

    1. Awe, thanks Holly! We can do this though right? 17 more days baby!