Before I share my "policy", let me just say that I really do enjoy doing things with and for my kids and then sharing those ideas here with you. In fact, knowing that I now have some followers who have liked what I've shared so far has motivated me to continue to find even more ways to come together as a family. ( a win-win for both my own kids and my readers)
However, now that we're a few weeks into summer break with the kids home with me all day, every day, I've found that my blogging isn't going quite as planned. For this reason, I'm going to share the policy that I utter all too often here at home...
"You get what you get,
and you don't get upset!"
Basically, our summer days here will fit into one of three scenarios...
The kids and I do a fun little craft or activity,
try a yummy recipe or go on a cool outing.
I take some great pictures as we're doing it
and then write up an informative tutorial or post
as the kids play nicely with each other
or as they fall asleep happily exhausted at a reasonable hour.
(Obviously, this scenario is the best for our happiness,
my sanity and this blog!)
The kids and I have a fun day together,
but it's not really blog-worthy.
Maybe we're doing something that I've already posted about
or just enjoying a morning at the library,
an afternoon at the playground
and an evening swim in the pool.
( In this scenario, we're still happy, I'm still sane,
but I don't have anything new to post about)
Whatever project, activity or plans I may have made
never make it to completion because of
constant bickering, whining, tattling and complaining.
There's almost always tears (theirs and/or mine)
and by bedtime, every bit of energy, creativity and patience
that I may have started the day with is completely gone.
The only thing I have to be proud of on this kind of day
is that we made it through.
( In this last scenario, no one's happy, I'm clinging to my sanity
and even if I had something to blog about,
I don't have the energy to even start typing!)
If these first few weeks of Summer are any indication, the three scenarios above will occur about equally (or in all honesty, 50% Scenario Three, and the other two split equally ;) ). Therefore, even though I'd initially hoped to share daily posts full of great ideas, it's more likely that I'll have something worth posting about a third of the time. So, on those days that I share I new post, I hope you like what you get and on those days when things are quiet here on the blog, please don't get upset!
** NOTE ** On those days when the blog here is quiet, take a couple minutes to look through some of my past posts or the great ideas others have shared at our Summer Fun party ~ I'm sure you'll find something fun for you and your kids to try.