The days are long, but the summer days are longer. I think that’s how the saying goes, right? 😉 We are just a few short weeks into our summer break over here, where the sun is up longer, and so are our kids. The weather is already hot & humid enough to feel like there is a wool blanket over your head. Summer schedules aren’t really a thing over here, we usually have one or two big outings per week, like to the zoo or the splash pad. And you know, I do feel guilty sometimes when all my mom friends are taking their kids to music class and mommy & me yoga and all sorts of African safaris every single day of the week, but I just can’t do it. Keeping three kids happy, cool & slathered in sunscreen every 30 minutes isn’t an easy feat. It always ends in meltdowns & extreme exhaustion.
When the babies are napping, Harper likes to do “gardening” with me, where she checks on our snake plants, helps me water the lemon trees (we are attempting to grow them, but they are still a little sad looking) & see if we have new mint leaves we can bring inside for our waters. It’s been such a fun way to spend time together, and she totally holds me accountable for not killing all of our plants.
A few things I am currently loving about summer:
1. my kids can be found barefoot & shirtless most days, and nobody gives an eff
3. late afternoon water table play on the porch means cooking dinner in silence, which always makes me want to try new recipes