Ah, those summer vacations.
The lazy river with children screaming in your ear and clinging to your neck.
The beach with a bunch of clutter, umbrellas, towels, snacks, coolers, changes of clothes, while you watch the real adults bronze their tans and go in the water for fun, not for supervision.
The lines at the amusement park at Sesame Place and Hershey Park and Great Adventure, in the stifling heat, paying tons of money to get on a two minute ride only to hear from your child, “I want to ride it again!”
You gotta love summer and every crazy detail with children. But there’s good stuff:
The squeal of delight when you pack them in the car in their pj’s and go off to a drive in movie.
The delight in their eyes when they first learn to trust the floaties in the pool, and proudly swim around with a big ass grin and your heart swells.
The laughter when they spot Elmo or the Count or even a frikkin dancing KitKat bar, and dance for fun, and you’re reminded how quickly the time goes by, and soon they will scoff at you and dump you to go off with their friends.
The late nights at the ice cream stand, when everything is suddenly quiet and perfect, as you eat your desserts in perfect harmony.
Hope eveyrone is enjoying their summer! The 4badmommies are still here, and will resume a more regular schedule in the Fall!