Friday, June 16, 2006


We've stepped into summer here at Chez AJWP: swimsuits, sunscreen, and water play for the kids; iced beverages and flip flops for me. My favorite part is when they're all engrossed in play and I can sit down for a minute (maybe), sip my coffee, and enjoy the canopy of maple leaves over the back yard. We might not have grass, but we've got hella shade!

Best things about summer:
--Being outside
--The kids LOVE the water table, sprinkler, kiddie pool, and sandbox
--Iced coffee and sweet tea, obviously
--Putting my feet in the kiddie pool to cool off
--Not worrying about the kids' clothes getting dirty since they're in swimsuits
--Spraying Clary B. with the water hose

Worst things about summer:
--School's out and neighborhood kids scream during my kids' naptime, which wakes them up early
--Humidity and heat
--Applying sunscreen to squirmy kids
--Watching kids rub sunscreen directly into their eyes
--Hearing kids scream about the sunscreen in their eyes (I buy the "ouchless" kind, too--it's crap)
--All the construction in my neighborhood--again with the wakey wakey

Sometimes I forget that other people don't spend their workdays with sunscreen, tiny sandy shoes, and water tables. Do y'all have different work routines in the summer?


Blogger Canada said...

Oh no, honey, my work routine is the same in the summer. But I don't get paid for it, and I can't send them home at the end of the day! :)

You forgot another summer fave - blender drinks (obviously not during the work day), and listening to summer tunes such as Bob Marley and the Gipsy Kings on the deck/patio/porch. Bring it on!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

Or, you know, dancing on chairs in the kitchen in a mumu and pink second-hand sunglasses while drinking margaritas and blasting choice tunes such as Neil Diamond. Not that I know anybody who has done this. And not that this really counts as a "work routine".

4:45 PM  
Blogger Hashbrown said...

Jpp, YES!
Or cutting onions in a mumu wearing sunglasses to keep her from crying with hair in two pony tails!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Clementine said...

Hey! Quit picking on me! For the record, I regret ever giving that muumuu back to Goodwill. Oh muumuu, how I miss you. --sniff--

6:20 PM  

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