It’s the first day of summer: celebrate! But if you’re like most parents, you’ve already had your kids out of school for two weeks or more, so you might be feeling a little, well, maxed out.
During those two weeks you’ve, no doubt, mediated between sibling squabbles, planned outings to places your kids would love to go and not necessarily somewhere you wanted to go. And if you’re like me, if you moved during those first two weeks of summer you probably feel frazzled.
So, on the first day of summer, after we all did chores and hit the neighborhood water park, we came home tired. And the kids started bickering alternating with a lot of chatter and requests.
Hence, the inspiration for the Summer Survival Kit: Parents Edition.
Here’s what you’ll need:
a folding deck chair
a tasty to-go soda, tea, drink, or even water bottle
a book or magazine
No walk-in closet? No problem if you have a bathroom closet…
And if you don’t have a big enough bathroom, I did discover that in a pinch this might do:
(Most of you who know me know I’m kidding…sort of.)