May 24, 2010

MckLinky Monday: What are you doing on summer vacation?

It's MckLinky Monday again over at the RHOK- today the question is "What are you doing on summer vacation?"  I kind of covered most of what I hope to be doing on summer vacation in this post here. But, for us, there is also more, more, more! I'm fairly certain it's not going to help that Mrs. Nesbitt out with ideas- but you never know!

My kids are out of school after Tuesday this week. But, (per dad) they don't offcially get to start "summer" until their rooms are cleaned out. And, well, this could take a day, or 30.  After that, I have grand plans of deep cleaning & purging out a room or 2 in our house a day and then having a big 'ol funrdraising garage sale.  What am I raising funds for you ask? Mainly, Grayce. She has those sad feet that need fixed and a big, expensive state pageant to win. Then, if she wins at state, we will have a big, expensive national pageant to attend. If this happens, we will have to stay an entire WEEK in my favorite place in the world, Chickasha, OK. (I lie, oh, how I lie) 

Anyway back to the feet: IF we get accepted to Shriners (pray we do & know within the week), then we have to make a trip or two to Shreveport, Loooozeeana, in between pageanting. So, that is another possible vacation destination, in addition to Chickasha, OK. Jealous? I know, I know. These are some seriously hot tourist destinations.

In between all that, there is still baseball which will later switch to football. And dance classes and gymnastics and pageant practice.  We don't go hard scale leisure & relaxing around here. Oh, no.

Somehow, I will manage to have a birthday, a baby shower for my sister, take the kids swimming a lot, water park it, visit Spavinaw and Little Blue, go see a movie at the drive-in, send the kids to a vacation bible school or 3, have 3 to 12 extra children in my backyard daily, feed them 3,478 popscicles, be asked 221 times a day if someone else can come over, listen to 22,345 sibling arguments, see my friend MaryAnne who is finally moving from the frozen north back home, reunion with my sorority friends, & take care of my grandma weekly as usual. (deep breath) But, most of all that is just my June.

*sigh* Summer vacation. What's the definition again?

Oh, how I wish I had nothing to do for just a day or 34. If it so happens I do end up bored with nothing to do-I'm locking the doors, turning off my phone and taking a LONG nap. This SHOULD be on my schedule daily during summer vacation, right? Right?

Wait. I've got it! Every time the kids say they're bored- THIS is my answer. What? You're bored you say? Good. It's napalaxing time!


Dawn said...

Okay, I'm tired just reading that! LOL! You are one busy mama. I pray Gracye gets accepted to Shriners.

Oh, and growing up, we would NEVER say we were bored. Mom would give us chores if we did. She said there's no reason to not have something to do.

Baloney said...

I made a big effort to just say NO to the regular stuff. A break from social skills and guitar for Michael. We aren't even participating in VBS this summer.
I'm hoping my kids have time to be bored this summer!

Nadine Hightower said...

I like that idea!! Napalaxin'

Kellyology said...

Napalaxin' is now my new favorite term. I will be using it often and frequently. Get ready...

Sending good vibes to Grayce for her pageants and the Shriners thing. Good luck Grayce!

Good luck to you getting the kids to get their rooms cleaned out. I send out that threat daily. :)

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Hope everything works out for Grayce! One of the 1st things we do is cleaning around here too- And we might have a garage sale also! Have a good summer!

Olivia said...

Yes!! We've got all that going on here too! Summer can definitely be a very non-relaxing time! But we're happy to not be on the school year schedule grind for a few weeks!

♥Georgie♥ said...

LOL...Dawn took the words right outta my mouth!!!!
Girl you are gonna be busy! but sounds like fun

Beth said...

Naplaxing sounds pretty close to Heaven!

ShaRhonda said...

A Nap would be nice!!


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