Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Excuse me, but I Have 21 more Days coming to me and I want them Dammit!

I know I know, we're greedy in June. June hits and I say, "Summer is here!" Even though officially I'm supposed to wait until June 22. (or something like that). Of course it helps the my kids are done with school at the end of May. So maybe I encroach on summer a bit in June. But seriously, it's only September 1st people and I have 21 more days of summer. So why did I wake up this morning to cold?? Summer means warm and warm is NOT 70's. Oh no. Warm is 80's - just feeling good around 85 and 90 is even better. So who flipped the darned switch 21 days early? Hmmmmmmmmm?

It's bad enough I had to go grocery shopping last night and actually plan and think about what we would eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love summer - summer with teenagers means calling them sometime after 9am to wake them up. Reminding them to eat something healthy (reminding them to just eat? oh that, they remember). Seeing if you can get a chore or two out of them. And dinner? Well, if they're home then we grill something out or grab some of this and some of that whenever we feel like it. No homework - at least not every night - and they're old enough to figure out those summer project due-dates. And then, if they're home, watching a movie or playing a game. [Why Yes, my teenagers do still play with me! When they're not mocking me....]

Yesterday's grocery trip was all "Breakfast: fruit, bacon[first day of school treat only], pancakes; Lunch: cheese, meat, bread, fruits, drinks, after school snack-on-the-go before cross country and healthy dinner" Takes all the fun out of grocery shopping when you have to be all organized and planning-like.

Tonight will be all "do you have your uniforms, and school supplies, and set your alarms and pack your cross country bags and go to bed early." Or maybe just maybe we'll go see that Summer movie we've been talking about and haven't yet seen, just one more night....

But the thermostat? It had better be back at 85, at least until after Labor Day! Please?!


ModernMom said...

I agree with you 100%!! I had to turn our furnace on last night! It got down to 5 degrees celcius up here and my little girls were cold:( Boo.

Busy Bee Suz said...

No cold wave in Florida. Hotter than ever.
I am with you on the kids going back to school. they JUST got out darnit!!!

ChiTown Girl said...

It's been in the 60s here for about a week now. It's been GLORIOUS!!!! But, I'm with you, I wish my summer had been longer. The break from school, that is, NOT the heat!!

hulagirlatheart said...

Someone flipped the switch here too, and it's seriously ticking me off. I'm okay with 90 degrees. Really.

dkuroiwa said...

Living in a country where we have been known to use our air conditioners even in October, I would LOVE to have some cooler weather. I'm thinking that Hula, Suz and I have a lot more in common than we thought...If we could just get down to 85, I'd be happy...or better yet...someone turn off the damn humidity!!
I'm sending warm thoughts your way. :-)