Summertime Living

Summer is here. That means we are enjoying easy days and sunshine. 

According to Katelynn, we’ve done “nothing fun and Summer’s almost over”. Well, it’s not almost over and we’ve had tons of fun. 

We VBS-ed our little hearts out. We’ve gone swimming at the city pool with our friends. We’ve gone to the movies and the sno-cone stand. 

But more importantly (and probably more to her point) we’ve learned to do CHORES! All on our own. I had the bright idea that we would learn responsibility this summer. For  three weeks (or the whole summer if you ask K), I’ve hidden the remotes, the iPad, and the old iPhones every morning when I leave for work. 

Here is their morning routine:


I have these posted by the fridge. Each morning my sweet little pre-teens stand glaring at this as they decide what’s the minimum they can do to get access to the remotes. 

It has been so nice to come home from work to a clean house. It has been so nice to imagine my children cheerfully cleaning and caring for our home whilst I’m away.  

Of course, it’s been more like this…


(Hangry anyone?)

Please understand we aren’t reading. We are writing random Proverbs verses or drawing pictures instead.  We have a sour attitude toward words and books so we tabled it for June with good intentions of picking up a good book in July. I’m willing to sacrifice my children’s education for clean floors! 

How are you surviving summer? Are you the children’s summer cruise director or do you spend the summer working on your tan? 

Whatever your summer looks like, I hope it’s full of laughter and good times for your family. 

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