We are having the best summer EVER!

The kids have been out of school for 10 days now and it has rained at least a little EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. every day. I didn’t check any meteorological reports, but I’m pretty sure it has been every day.

Except the two days the kids were out of town. And I was at a conference where I had to sit indoors for 10 hours straight. It was beautiful and sunny those two days.

Today, we are making protest signs and climbing the fence at the pool. This is what the signs will say:

“We don’t care if it’s 60 degrees!”
“We are coming in!”
“Lightning won’t hurt us!”
“We are swimming!”

If you have any better ideas for our signs, please let us know because:


Oh, we have tried all the little things that we had on our list to do during those moments of downtime. I already told you how my nutso kids love doing their chores. I just realized it’s because that’s the most exciting thing they have to do all day long!

It’s either that or math facts. They are begging me to start home schooling NOW! They think reading history is fun. THIS IS NOT RIGHT!

Oh. We have had play dates. But this involves not three, but five or six kids running up and down the stair for hours, trying to find hiding places in my closets for another round of hide-n-seek. Just like they do IN THE WINTER.

Yesterday, I took them to Wal-Mart and bought them an eight-pack of water guns. I have never purchased a gun for my children in their sweet, short lives. I thought at least they could take them outside in the bitter cold and get wet. We are lucky to hit 60 degrees in these parts.

Well, when the rain started to really pour, we were just bored of putting on rain boots and playing outside in the puddles. Come on. It’s fun the first five days, but it’s SUMMER!

I let them watch the same movie TWICE (OK, it was only a 45-minute movie) and then I insisted they needed at least an hour on the Wii. Yes, me! The complete anti-TV, anti-video game mom. I’m losing it people.

Tracking how much Acidophilus and Omega-3 that I give them at each meal was fun at first. But I. AM. BORED. I’m bored. Bored. Bored. Bored.

We made our dumb list of fun things to do this summer. And NOT ONE was an indoor activity.

So, please, please, please. If you live in Alaska, please tell me what you do for fun when a hot day is considered 72 degrees with only light rain.

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