Here's to summer break! Oh the possibilities.....

Last week marked the last days of school.

Today summer break officially kicks off. And it is raining. Again.

I will celebrate by giving you my top ten reasons why I love this time:

TOP 10 Reasons to Enjoy Summer Break

1. Our nights and mornings are not ruled by the clock.

2. After dinner family walks, which leads meeting our ever elusive neighbors.

3. Grilling (frankly I do this year round anyway).

4. The sun and lovely tans.

5. Riding bikes.

6. Sitting on our front steps enjoying frozen treats.

7. Just putting on flip-flops and going . . . no more boots, hats, gloves etc.

8. Daily walks to the park to play.

9. Swimming and swimming and more swimming.

10. Lazy Days!

I am assuming our summer days will be easy going and free since I will not be driving three children to three different schools. But I think I am wrong. I have scheduled an activity once a day, as usual, so I will still be watching the clock.

With all three children home I find our mornings go by very quickly. They play and bicker. Eat and then eat some more. Sometimes they play so well together and I really enjoy watching them share happily. In the midst of all of this I am trying to be diligent with my workout routine (I must lose 10 pounds before the Blogher Conference), but most days I would really like to skip it. and usually do. My morning routine is interrupted with lots of, "Momma he's/she's touching me / pushing me / hitting me / sitting in my chair / not sharing the computer /it's my turn...." Need I go on?

By the time I shower, which is a must since we are going out every day and I prefer not to look my age, it's lunchtime and then we are out the door. We come home and baby girl goes down for a nap, and I do the zip and dash around the house trying to get things in order and clean and then it is dinnertime.

I don't think I am heading to a blogging funk, but perhaps. I just need to focus on my children this summer. Plain and simple. And because our family is going to enjoy every minute of our summer's free time. If I don't get around to your blog it's because I just have things preoccupying my mind. Nothing major or urgent, but just, well, things. Life.