Last summer I was so overwhelmed by all the fabulous “100 days of summer” lists, I started to get a little bit of a complex. Rainbow pudding pops? Are you freaking kidding me? Do you know how many dishes I already have to wash with the kids home all day?
My daily summer reality looks nothing like those beautiful Pinterest pin boards.
The truth is, my children are probably not building a tree fort out of reclaimed wood and recycled materials as you read this. They’re not even doing their assigned summer reading. Or their own laundry. They’re still wearing it. If they are not in camp this week, they are probably sitting in front of the TV in their underwear, eating cereal straight from the box.
This sort of behavior is unheard of during the school year when rigid schedules and routines reign. But come summer, I seem to lose my fight. Breakfast for dinner. Ridiculous bedtimes. It’s shocking. It’s scandalous.
It’s not just me! All across America, good parents have gone bad.
I asked a few of my favorite mom bloggers for their “Summer Slacker” confessions. Think that pool time counts (or should count) as a bath? Or that ice cream is an acceptable dinner? You’re not alone. Click through the slide show to find out what these mom bloggers slack off the most on, come summer. Make sure to click through to the end. The last one is awesome. Hint: I’m busting out the walkie talkies.
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Still having a hard time checking off all the pins on your 100 days of Summer Pinterest list? I’m here to
enable help you. I wrote a List of the 21 Slacker Days of Summer. I quit at 21 because it was really all I had the energy for. It’s hot outside.
Leave me a comment and tell me what your kids are getting away with right now!
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