School ends for both kids today.
And yes, I love them to bits, but I’m going to miss my quiet time. In Wyoming, school didn’t get out until June. I liked that. Some parents don’t want to spend any time apart from their offspring. I am not one of these people. I was an only child, therefore I grew up enjoying the silence.
Some people might be like, “Why have kids if you think they are too noisy?” My answer is, I love having them around, but as I said before, I need to have time for myself or else I turn into a Mean Mom.
Am I looking forward to summer? Sort of. Tom will be gone so it’ll just be the kids and I. The kids don’t take me as seriously. Well, NATALIE doesn’t take me as seriously. For instance, I’ll take them to the park. I’ll warn them that they have 5 minutes left. Then I’ll say it’s time to go. Natalie either will refuse to go or will take baby steps to the car.
“Tell her to stop that!” is what I’m told to do.
Really? I did NOT think of that.
She’s stubborn. So what I have to do is pick her up and she usually kicks and screams. Or she’ll go limp, which means her 36 lb frame suddenly feels like 60 lbs.
Does she do that when Tom is here? Nope. She immediately says, “Yes, Daddy.”
And let’s not even mention the fighting between the kids.
So yes. I am dreading the fact that they are out of school today.
Wish me luck.