Tuesday, May 15, 2012


20 school days.  
That's all I have until the kids are here for the summer and my quiet hours of solitude are a memory.

I'm trying to come up with a new strategy for summer. I want to fit in all of the fun and relaxation that I can, but I also want to keep up with my writing and editing time. Oh, and then there's that pesky laundry/cleaning/cooking that needs to be done. If I come up with any mind-blowing strategies, I'll let you know. And if you have any suggestion, let me know. I'll take any help I can get!


  1. Depends on how old your kids are. My daughter is 15 and I've been having her do laundry since I tore the ligament in my knee. I get my 12-year-old son to help with gardening. I don't do those pesky pesky chores without railroading at least one of them to help.

  2. Very true, Alison. Mine are old enough to know that saying, "I'm bored," is a very bad idea - laundry and vacuuming are a direct result!

  3. It becomes a balancing act. Last night, my writing took precedence over folding laundry and dishes. Granted I was up until 2AM, so when my four year old wanted to watch Curious George at 6:30 this morning, I wasn't in the greatest of moods. But we persevere. And tonight I'll have to focus on dinner, dishes, and laundry. And bedtime. And baths.
    As for summertime, I plan on numerous trips to the library where my boys can look at their books and I'll steal a bit of time working on mine.
    I can't wait until they're old enough to threaten with chores!