Saturday, June 21, 2008

I did it!!

I made it through the first week of summer break. I remember my mom yelling at us for not being grateful for the fun things she tried to do with us. I hate to say it, but I now know what she was talking about. By the second day Noah and Leah were both grounded. I thought taking them to the beach would be fun. The beach, who doesn't enjoy the beach. The whole time we were there they complained. It's hot, I'm sandy, is anyone else coming and Leah's favorite I'm hungry. It didn't stop the whole time we were there. I finally had to tell them that this can either be a fun summer or a really horrible one. We can do fun things throughout the day or we can sit at home and clean the house and run errands. They were then both grounded. After that day they haven't complained. The thing that really upset me was that the whole week we went to the gym, then to swim lessons, came home ate lunch Ezra went down for a nap and then we would do something fun, the beach, swim at a friends house, or they had a friend over. I on the other hand haven't got anything done around the house. Next week, I'm going to try and get my kids to do more chores around the house. If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them.


Autumn said...

Come play at the beach with us! There is always tons of kids so nobody gets bored! We are camping San Elijo for a week in August. I will keep you and Heather posted so you guys can come hang!

Kat Clark said...

Poor Jenn! Me and my Mom both feel for you. I think that after the crawl, walk, talk phase the next thing kids learn is complain! Good luck!