I want to take a minute to focus on the positive. See the good. Praise the awesome.
All things considered, this has been a great summer. I opted to forgo summer camps for my monsters. Those things are so expensive. Neither kid was dying to attend anything. And hubs choked on his drink when I told him what camps cost these days. I am #blessed to have a super flexible schedule.
I'll be honest, I was a little apprehensive about my "camp-free" decision. Could I do it? Could we survive the summer together? Would the kids kill each other? How much coffee would it take? How many headaches will I get? What on Earth are we going to do? Will the kids get super bored?
Besties Being Silly
We've had a lot of laughs. And I am so happy to see these two becoming absolute best friends. Sure, they bug the crap out of each other... but most of the time they want to play together and be with each other. *sigh* It warms my cold, cold heart.
Earn Your Stay Kids
The monsters have had to help out around the house more. It's not quite like having live-in help, not even close. But they have had fun building a new fence with Grandpa and taking care of The Beast.
Pretending to be Tourists
I always say the beach is for the tourists... real Floridians like pools. Argue with me all you want, this is my blog and my opinions. So we started the summer at the beach for a birthday party. And then the kids flew to Tennessee for a quick trip with their grandparents.
Reading... Yes, For FUN!
Rea has an insane amount of math summer work. And we are trudging through it. But this girl loves to read. She gets it from her Momma.
Since Buddy learned to read last year, he's been known to enjoy a book or two. Although, he's not as voracious a reader as his sister. He prefers to write stories. Hmm, wonder where he gets that from?
Rea is 9 and Buddy is 7. Everyday is an adventure with these two! I love them so much.