Working during the summer is no joke.
Most normal people, who have always worked year-round have no clue what I mean by this or what the big deal is. But being a teacher for almost 9 years and having summers off during that time leave me feeling very odd this first summer that I’m actually left to work.
Mostly, not spending as much time with my kids as I used to during the summer is the hardest part, but also not having that laid back summer schedule is hard, too. Life is almost just as busy now as it is during the school year, because although the kids don’t have school going on, Mike & I still have work, and making sure the kids are being taken care of (and also having a fun summer) still keeps me just as busy as them being in school.
Hence the reason I forgot week six in #ourforeverfloridahome last week. Womp, womp.
So here’s a rundown of what we’ve been up to the last two weeks…
- We learned its only a mile walk from our doorstep to the Kissimmee lakefront splash pad & that the kids don’t do too bad when it comes to taking this walk. We certainly worked up an appetite the day we did this and enjoyed lunch on the porch.
- I was sick over the weekend. Luckily Mike had family in town and his mom offered to take the kids to Blizzard Beach when he was working and let me opt out. A day of rest at the house was much needed.
- I got a crazy idea and decided to dye my white slipcovered couches blue. The white has done well for us over the last 4+ years that we’ve had these couches (I know, crazy that I had babies on these couches for so long). I would bleach them about 3-4 times a year but they were just starting to lose their luster. The white was getting a little dingy and with having Rosie join our family, I figured over time they would get worse with her hair and whatnot. The didn’t turn out too bad, but I will probably just buy new colored slipcovers from Ikea when I’m ready to do that.
- Perk of summer work? Working from home some days and the fact that our office hours don’t really start until 10 am. On Monday, when I worked from home, I took a dip in the pool with the kids before even pulling my computer out for the day. Then, I worked from my outdoor “office” while they finished up their swim. Can’t really beat that.