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And summer starts in 5, 4, 3, 2...

Well, only four more days of school before summer vacation officially kicks off around these parts, with the endless hours of freedom, daylight, and begging for popsicles.


Actually, it'll be a great break from all my complaining about the demands of the school year, and by this time next week we can smoothly transition into all my complaining about summer. I'll probably need to refer back to last week's post frequently, to remind myself why all these kids are so great to have around. I even made it into a fancy graphic, since I won't have time to make fancy graphics (or to read anything longer than a bulleted list) for the next three months or so.

Speaking of quick reads, don't forget to pop over to In The Powder Room, where education doesn't stop just because the school year's almost over - I'm still learning lots about everyone's marital toilet habits from my visit there last week.

And even if you can't relate to my Super Secret Private Restroom Policy, you're sure to enjoy my latest piece on P&G Everyday, in which I dig past the dirty gym socks and piles of athletic gear to find the reason sports moms put up with all the dirty gym socks and piles of athletic gear. They're the gift that keeps on giving (migraines), no matter what time of year it is!

Last week I also told the story of a hypnotically horrible pinwheel cookie on CraftFail, just in case you were looking for a recipe to crack your kids' teeth off now that they won't be missing school to go to the dentist. Because remember, with summer upon us it's time to desperately rack your brain for ideas to keep the kids occupied, and few activities say "Summer is here! Oh, great..." like  telling your kids the ice cream truck's a waste of money, baking cookies together to show them how much better homemade cookies are than ice cream off a truck, failing at baking cookies together, then forcing the kids to eat the cookies anyway and sending them outside to burn off all the charred sugar you fed them, at which point the ice cream truck will promptly pass directly in front of your house. Which reminds me...

This wrap-up brought to you by: my kids' crappy summer plans!

One last thing - if you have a blog or website and you want it to be prettier or more organized or just generally want me to tinker in your business, make sure you head over to Kelley's Break Room, where all you need to do is comment on her blog post to be entered to win $50 worth of graphic/blog design services from lil' old me! Winner will be announced Monday, so get on over there before the ice cream truck comes around and you get trampled by the kids!

I hope you enjoyed yourself while you were here - and I hope you come back! Please share inappropriate giggles with me on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, or subscribe via email so you don't miss a thing!


Lori Wescott said...

Love it! Pinned it. I'll keep my kid for another season.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Those lucky little buggers. (And thanks so much!)

SocialButterflyMom said...

My mom always said that summers could be LONG with us home from school...and she was a teacher herself!

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

So what you're saying is that you were harder to control than a room of 30 kids?!?! ;)

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