Who else is looking forward to some wonderfully lazy days with the kids this summer? You know, those days where you can put your feet up, kick back with a book and enjoy a cocktail while the kids play nicely next to you?
Ha, just kidding! That’ll never happen.
I mean, I wish! But the only way that fantasy might become a reality is if we somehow trained our kids to be mini waiters who brought us those cocktails. And even then, they’d probably see a seagull, get distracted and run after it—and we’d end up covered in strawberry daiquiris.
The same goes for a perfectly planned day at the beach…or at an amusement park…or at a friend’s house.
The truth is that while summer with kids might be amazing and fun and pretty damn great in many ways, there’s nothing at all relaxing about it. Not while they’re awake, anyway. Also? Things rarely go according to plan.
So, what to do? Ditch your summer script, hold on tight to your sunscreen, cocktails and common sense, and dive in to whatever comes your way!
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