In which I am tired of summer…..


I know I am suffering from an illness.  I know I must be.  Because I am officially tired of summer.  We are in the end.  We are all tired of each other.  The kids are restless.  I crave routine.  I desire the earlier evenings, crisp and cool and the quiet of my house during the day.  I miss fall dinners around the table, with candles burning and it being dark outside, before 9pm. I miss weekly dates with my husband.  I miss a bit of time by myself.

I cannot stand the sound of my kids whining and arguing.  I have learned to detest Cartoon Network and the commercials that come along with it.  I am tired of the fighting, the arguing and the constant cries of "I am SO bored"  or my all time favorite, "You NEVER play with us, Mom."  Huh?  You mean, going to the museum, out to lunch, the pool, the park, candyland, coloring, sprinkler running, soccer, duck feeding, and trips to the beach don't qualify?  I am tired of the "aw, why do we have to go to the market?" and "We never get to go anywhere". 

Perhaps my children have become totally spoiled.  Which I think may be the case.  Or, perhaps, just perhaps, it is the end of summer.  And we have had way too much face time.  And we have been together non-stop.  And the whining will NOT stop.  AAAAHHHH. 

This is why homeschooling and the Markmiller 5 would never work.  I like missing them.  And, I am sure, they, in turn, like missing me.  I am sure they would love to be missing me right now- and have a mom who plays with them.  All day. 


10 thoughts on “In which I am tired of summer…..

  1. Jack definitely looks like a hobo in that there picture. And could you have Sammy wear that outfit to church next week? Please?
    Don’t moms say “Give me a break and go outside and play and get out of my sight!” anymore? Worked in my day.
    In no time at all you’ll be wonderin’ where they been all day long.

  2. Right there with ya! I’m soooo over “Mom, he (insert: pushed, hit, looked funny at, touched, etc.) me.” and “Mom, maker her stop, PLEASE!”
    While I am looking forward to the school year, I am not looking forward to making sack lunches and hovering over homework and school projects again.
    Tried the homeschooling thing. He’s been in public school since 3rd grade, ’nuff said.
    Whew! I love summer, but I’m ready for the school year. And in May I will be ready for summer again.
    Caroline starts kindergarten in Sept. 09. It will be nice to have a few hours to myself while they are in school. 🙂

  3. Ahhh….we started school today. When the alarm went off I jumped up and smiled! Yeah routine is back and the crock pot is coming out soon! Hang in there friend.

  4. i’m so with you… i told john the other day… i really like when new seasons come… i’m usually ready for them… i’m not a “i love summer!” or “i love winter!” or “i love fall!” girl – i just love the change, yet the familiarity that comes with each new season. i am with you – starting to crave candle-lighting, soup and, yes, even getting up when it’s dark outside!!!

  5. OH, somebody else who understands my pain! Mine went back this past Monday and I am loving the break. I love them, but I also love the routine and the quiet without the whining and arguing!

  6. It’s like you took the words right out of my mouth. everything is said is identical to how I feel right now. Only 13 days and counting for us 🙂
    P.S. Thanks for all the links to my website – you are so sweet!

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