The summer frustrations are filling my mind and my heart. This is not the summer I planned.
Part of it, I know, is the time of year. Summer is sliding fast into the beginning of the school year. Seriously, they were stocking school supplies in Target before we even left for our trip!
My mood at this time of year is equally split between aw, summer is almost over and isn’t it time for these kids to go back to school already. School starts exactly one month from today.
My summer frustrations are worse this year. Probably because my expectations have not met my summer.
While I generally try not to complain too much, I also know it can be a bit therapeutic to get things out of my system. So, get ready for my list of mid-summer complaints.
My Summer Frustrations:
- I didn’t get to go on a good vacation! Yes, we went on a trip. It wasn’t the trip I had planned for this summer. My husband and I had some communication issues as we was preoccupied with other things so only G went on that one (with his marching band).
And while I’m glad he was able to go and have a good time, I’m still a bit sad none of us were able to experience it.
He was happy to be on his own for a bit though…and I know he needed that. I yelled and complained about the communication issues and I needed that. I’ve mostly moved on from it.
- I tried to make the most of our trip and was met with mostly a chorus of complaints from the kids. Even when you know it comes from the place of their ages, sometimes it still hurts. And on top of that, I didn’t get to do some of the things I really wanted to do.
My planning may have been a bit off due to the circumstances and of course, I understood but it was still disappointing. Due to yet another misunderstanding, we had to rush through the cavern and still missed our tour. I’m pretty sure we were the only ones who were sweating at the end of the entrance. I started referring to it as our Carlsbad Caverns 5K. We did at least get to see the bat program, really worth your time if you ever get down that way.
- We haven’t followed through on any of our summer theme days. I know I’m partly to blame for this one. We managed one mangled library trip (together) all summer. We haven’t even been to the pool one time outside of our trip. And since I’m complaining, I’d really like to be sitting on my nonexistent backyard pool deck sipping a drink with a paper umbrella. No, we have no unfinished plans to build a backyard pool. Just threw that in there.
- The electronics are taking over! While I can realize, that talking to friends on Skype while playing video games is the new communication, it doesn’t make it any less annoying at times. Especially, the late at night stuff. Teenagers are creatures of the night which is fine to an extent. The grouchy
morningsmid-afternoons are wearing on me though. Maybe if I called the kids on Skype, they’d listen?
- The house is always a mess and these people are always hungry but never want to eat the food we have here. I imagine that’s a universal complaint of parents everywhere. Please, tell me that one is not just me.
I could continue but I must stop. J’s awake and is having a friend over in a bit so I must figure out if we have any food for 3 kids to not want to eat as opposed to just 2.
And yes, I realize my complaints are all “small stuff” but they were weighing me down so I had to get them out of my system.
After all, Festivus is only 6 months away.
If there’s Christmas in July all over the blogging world, why not Festivus? Want to air a few grievances and see if it makes you feel better? You’re welcome to go ahead in the comments (just nothing too mean, please).
Hopefully, I’ll be back tomorrow with my plan for salvaging what’s left of our summer.