Cleaning House Boot Camp: Week 1 “Get ready for some good food, Mom,” dinner-kid shouted to me from the kitchen. “I’m such a good cook, I already have my own bakery. It’s called Jack’s bakery.” “You’re making dinner,” his sister reminded him, shaking her head at the newly minted, possibly excessive confidence. “Bakeries make desserts. “Well, my food is so good – it tastes like dessert.” Bam! The fun & laughter wasn’t so much fun & laughs at our family meeting the night before. We kicked off our six-week Cleaning House boot camp of sorts to the sound of moans and groans: “What?!” “Why would we do boot-camp’?! We already know this stuff.” “You’re just trying to get us to do all the work around here.” And then someone had to throw in, “did you run out of things to write about?”
As May begins to make us crazy like December so often does, here’s a little inspiration from the headlines to remind us that we have plenty of able (not saying eager) bodies around to pitch in. Plus it will be good for them. And might offer incentive for all of us to get them working this summer… which is right around the corner. YAY!!! Thanks to MOAT moms Lisa and to EEE:Equip:End Enabling FB page (a very cool resource started by a group of parents walking the road together – check it out and join) for sharing. First Amy Langfield shares from TODAY that “Teens (are) More Materialistic, Less Likely To Work Hard” Today’s teenagers are more materialistic and less interested in working hard than the baby boomers were in their teens, according to a new study. But sorry, boomers, the researchers say it’s
Summer is sadly barreling to a close for the Wyma family. The kids’ school begins next week (ohhh… say it ain’t so!!) One of the kids has been toiling away the entire summer, preparing for his academic year ahead. He’s amazing that way. I think it has something to do with his “owning” his life after we agonizingly stuffed our desire to race in and save him a couple years ago. Still, let’s just say no one would ever have caught me studying during the summer. Noooo, even my summer reading requirements were always met the week before the school bell tolled. Quite frankly, it’s amazing I’ve ever gotten anything done considering my issues with disorganization, procrastination and propensity to eek every second of fun out of time-off. As I’ve witnessed one of the other kids
I can barely believe that August is just around the corner. I can almost feel school breathing down my neck…. eek! Have I mentioned how much I love summer. That I just might live for summer. Okay, “living” for it might be a tad dramatic… but summer is so wonderful and carefree and wonderful and carpool-free and wonderful and – okay enough. Why does my family adore June, July & August? Beyond the no-school thing, we tend to have a no-schedule thing, too. Sure we might do a camp here and there. But on the whole, we do our best to steer clear of activities … especially those requiring transportation. Carpool during the school year is enough for me. I sure don’t want to relive it in the summer. That said, the kids have still embraced their work efforts – a few really stretching themselves.