Whatever happened to the lazy days of summer??? I think the person who made that phrase up did not have kids. I'm not complaining. I do love these days of sleeping in a tiny bit later (7am), packing up to go to the pool, the river, the zoo...etc. I love the non-scheduled feeling of summer, but I certainly don't feel the lazy part of it. You know what I mean. With all of the kids at home, moms do not get any 'alone time'. I remember joking with my husband that his alone time was in the car on his way to and from work. It was kind of a joke, but also kind of true...30 minutes in the car alone sounds like a dream to me...imagine, actually being able to listen to a whole song uninterrupted!
Here is a little peek into the alone time of Amy and I.
Amy: With the kids home for the summer, I don't know what alone time is. I think the only time I can have a peaceful time being "alone" is when I'm asleep. But of course as you can see from the Spiderman pillow in my bed, that doesn't always happen either! :)
During the summer I like to take advantage of the kids 'sleeping in'. Sometimes I will sleep in myself, but other times I will wake up before everyone else. I can read a few chapters in my book, drink an entire cup of coffee while it's still hot, and answer emails without distraction. I love being the only one awake in the morning and having the house to myself while knowing that all of the kids are tucked in and cozy. My favorite kind of alone time.