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5 Reasons I'm Terrified of Summer Break & 1 Reason I'm Excited

The countdown is on. There are 8 more days of school left for my kids — just under 3 weeks and then I will have them all home — all the time. Sure, they only go 2 times a week, but since September I have been working my schedule to that routine and it’s all about to change.

Some of you are already in the ‘oh no, what do I do with them now’ phase as your kids were let off school — some of you will be entering it shortly like we are. It can be total fun, it can be total heck and it can be a mix of the two at different times (yes, even in the same day).

I’m not going to lie, I have some pretty big fears over exactly how this summer will pan out for us. Click through to read the 5 reasons I am terrified and 1 reason I am excited for the summer break this year:


  • Used to Having Them Away 1 of 6
    Used to Having Them Away
    I've developed a good routine for them being at school. Though they were only away for 2 days a week, it was nice.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • They Want to do Things 2 of 6
    They Want to do Things
    You know, like roller coasters. They are at the age where they know what the fun things are and are asking to do them. I don't do roller coasters!
    Photo credit: photostock
  • My First Year …. 3 of 6
    My First Year ....
    working full-time from home. I have always been home with the kids so summers never really bugged me. This break I will be putting in a 35+ hour work day while at home with them.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • The House Will be Destroyed! 4 of 6
    The House Will be Destroyed!
    I have a cleaning routine that usually gets done when they are at school. That way I only have my toddler at home to destroy everything I just cleaned. I am going to do a lot of teaching my kids to wash dishes and toilets this summer.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • We’ve Set a High Goal 5 of 6
    We've Set a High Goal
    I want to teach my kids to read English this summer. They are learning to read French at school and I'd love to give them a good start at home.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • What I’m Looking Forward To? 6 of 6
    What I'm Looking Forward To?
    Sleeping in! My kids are late wakers and with not having to get them up for school, I can get a bit more rest in.
    Photo credit: photostock

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