School’s Out for Summer

Friday, May 30th, was the last day of school for my two sons.  They couldn’t be more excited, and to be honest, I’m pretty happy too.  The boys are looking forward to everything they will be doing this summer: hosting pool parties, playing video games, staying up late and sleeping in.  But I’m I’m excited about all of things I won’t be doing:  rushing home to supervise homework; running to the store for poster board at 8pm for a project due the next morning; and stressing out over their grades.

Matchmaker Logistics- Whats in the fridgeAlthough I’ll be relieved of some of the chores that come with parenting school-aged children, I get a whole new set of challenges.  As a pool owner, my house will be filled not only with my own children, but with plenty that do not belong to me!  I wouldn’t have it any other way, but it does mean bracing myself for sky-high grocery bills and frequent trips to the supermarket.  Do you know how much it costs to feed six teenage boys?  Too much, I tell you… when you look it up, the average food spending for a family of four in the US is is $944 per month, and that doesn’t include daily pool parties!

The worst part is the continuous fridge-checking ritual that comes with snack-seeking teenagers.  I swear they check the fridge every ten minutes to see if any new food has magically appeared.  Of course, even though it’s always stocked, as soon as their favorite snacks are gone, there’s the constant refrain:  “Mom, there’s nothing good to eat in the fridge!”  One day, I threaten, the refrigerator will take revenge on them, walk to their bedroom door, open it, stare at them for a few minutes, and then walk away!

When you think about it, this must be where the habit of constantly checking Facebook comes from–it’s the same concept.  You know there’s nothing there, but you still check it every ten minutes anyway.  Are you in the habit of checking Facebook?  If you haven’t already, you should definitely take a look at our new Facebook cover photo…it’s worth checking out!