Due to the budget cuts in Texas schools I was laid off of my summer job.
The Coach and I discussed it and decided it would be more profitable for me to just not work this summer.
For the first time in six years I am going to be a stay at home mom! (For the summer.)
One of the great things about teaching is the multiple opportunities a year to make or revamp goals. This is convenient because I have long given up on the goals I made for New Years. Last year my summer goal was to visit new and different parks. It was a pretty slacker goal, but we moved twice last summer and I worked summer school.
(Sniff. Look at Shaye Baby so little last summer.)
Here are some of my goals for the family this summer.
Better nutrition. We have fallen into some bad habits here towards the end of the year like Pop Tarts and cokes. I told the kids we would be sugar free this summer. That is probably stretching things a bit, but we will try to reduce the junk. (The older three claim they are going to live with their dad. Ha!)
Exercise. Because it is Africa hot here it is hard to get out and romp around during the day, but without multiple sports during the summer we should be able to return to Forced Family Fun in the evenings.
The Coach and I got bikes for Mother's Day, so we can cruise around the neighborhood in style.
Scheduling. If I don't watch it the kids will be watching cartoons all day while I
Tan Man's cute self will be denied breakfast if he can't get downstairs after the kitchen has been cleaned.
Also important in the scheduling area is my workouts. I will get to sleep late compared to the school year, but I still need to get up early to do the workouts before the oppressive heat sets in. Plus a big goal is to get to yoga class a couple of times a week.
And finally I need to take more pictures of this patriotic baby!! All of them really. I haven't been as good about it as I should be lately. Just one more thing they will need therapy for one day.
Got any goals or plans this summer?
Got any advice on keeping my sanity with five kids at home for the summer?