Dear Kids, It’s Not My Job to Entertain You This Summer



Three days into summer vacation and my kids are already bored. Apparently 42.8% of one week is all it takes to eat all the “good” food, catch up on the DVR, and tire of video games.

Did my kids think I had some kind of not bummer summer in the works? Did they assume daily fun activities were a given? If so, they picked the wrong mom. I didn’t buy season passes to anywhere or sign them up for day camps. I didn’t start a “Summer fun!” Pinterest board with the best of intentions. And I didn’t do these things for one simple reason: just because my kids are on vacation, doesn’t mean that I am. [read more…]

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