Mags: "Mama! Can you get me some juice?"
Me: *hands covered in chicken goo from cooking* "Give me just a minute, Mags, I need to wash my hands."
Mags: "Oh man! 'Just a minutes' take a LOOOOOOOOOOONG time."
I know, I know. I used to hate hearing the "just a minute" line when I was a kid, too. I tell myself I can't always be at their disposal every waking second of the day. There are times when I'm in the middle of something, like cooking, cleaning, folding laundry or using the bathroom. I actually laughed when I wrote that last one. But, it's true.
That's how I feel I've been with my blog this summer. "Just a minute, Blog, just a minute!". To recap, there was the surgery, power outage, recovery, trip to my family's house for two weeks,Curious George Camp, the conference in NYC and now we have friends staying with us for the weekend. It's been a fun summer indeed. However, I also have to finish up a few tutoring sessions, put the final hours in on a curriculum project, edit a new story Chris and I wrote for our podcast, and help the publisher with the final touches for our e-book that will be finished soon!
We also have a give away on our other blog, Night Light Stories, for an antimicrobial baby blanket (it actually repels germs). We have 20 to give away. They'd make a terrific baby shower gift. You can enter by clicking here. It ends this Tuesday at midnight. Winners will be announced on Wednesday. Come on over!
The school year starts for Chris on Wednesday, so our household will have to start to get into "back to school" mode. We'll have practice runs in the morning so that we can make it to the bus on time. It's like NFL training camp, just a little more intense. I could make a linebacker cry. No matter, my kids are up at the butt crack of dawn every.single.morning. They don't have a sleep past 6:15AM button.
I won't lie. I envy my friends that have kids that will sleep until 7, 8, or even (gasp) 9AM in the summer! But, the trade off is during the school year, this early rise time makes it a little bit easier for me to get them ready for the day. I'm actually looking forward to some consistency in our schedule and on my blog. But for now, we'll enjoy the last few days of summer vacation and my blog will have to wait....
Just ooooooooone more minute.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear what you've been up to this summer.
Do you have any favorite adventures to share?