Tuesday, May 1, 2007
When you have four children you must plan your summer schedules. If you don't you will sure go crazy. I have learned this from experience. If one of them has something going on then the rest of them will want to do something as well. So whenever possible I try to make sure that they are all going to be happy since that will ensure mom is happy. Sometimes it's easier than others. I am lucky that my children love Vacation Bible School since they can all participate at some level in it. Other things take a bit more work. Swim lessons required me to look closely at the available schedule. Finally after pouring over the available time slots I had success. My oldest will be in an advanced swim class at the same time as my middle children. That will give the kids two weeks of swim lessons without mom having to get in the water. Very important detail since the baby will still be there in the stroller needing me. Then of course we have the standard week at grandma's house in there somewhere. We will also be trying to visit my brother and his family since they live close to South Padre Island. Who can resist a beach vacation with family and no hotels. Not us. Peppered in there will be our lazy days spent at the pool and hopefully many playdates with other friends. So let the scheduling begin and bring on the warm weather of summer and let's enjoy ourselves.