Friday, June 29, 2007

Favorites Friday

I haven't been posting much, because I've been working really hard to get all my "Mommy" and other Domestic Engineering duties done by lunch time. Including my times at Curves and church-related duties. Although I've often felt terribly crunched for time from the hour I wake till the hour I crash pool-side, it's been worth it to spend time lounging and laughing with the kids. So today, I'm dedicating my Favorites Friday to summer time!

My Favorite Things About Summer Break!
  • For the most part, I am able to live "ALARM CLOCK FREE!" This is huge for me, as I really feel that nothing good ever happens before 8 a.m. NOTHING!
  • I get hours by the pool to read whatever I choose: light-hearted fiction, life-changing non-fiction, or comic books.
  • For three months of the year, I get to be the FUN parent! You wouldn't believe the pleasure I take in yelling, "Suits on, it's time to swim!" and that rush tides me over almost all year, until about April when I'm tired of yelling, "Hurry, the bus is coming!"
  • Our pool allows me to be the "hostess with the mostest." My nieces and nephew love coming to Aunt Tracy's and I love to be able to invite different friends over for a day of fun.
  • Summer break gives me hours to hang with my gang - again, we love the lounging and laughing and enjoying spontaneous outings to mini-golf, the mall, ice cream shoppes and libraries. We only really look at the clock to check when The Boss gets to join the fun.
As I'm writing this, it's pouring rain outside and everyone here is glued to Handy Manny on the Disney channel. It's a peaceful, quiet morning with my coffee. Just the way I love it!

What do you love about Summer?


Pups n Horses said...

I love not having to be at the bus stop at 7:10 am. I love sitting out on my porch at night. I love the fact that I won't have a bunch of boys running in and out of my house....with the nice weather they can just stay out. I love outdoor movies. I love watching my nieces ride at horse shows. There is just too much to name because there is so much to love about summer.

Promises Fulfilled said...

That sounds like you are having a great time! I love being outdoors (when it is not too hot!), I love going to the park, going to my sister's for some pool time, and I love summer fresh fruits and veggies!