Did some swimming over the Holiday weekend. So glad to be in the upper half of the thermometer these days! I find that with this new season it's as if I'm seeing summer with children for the first time! We hit the 80's with snow boots and sleeves when what we really needed were sun hats and band-aids.
From Saturday morning at the packed Minneapolis Farmers Market to Monday night weeding the garden before bed we collectively went through 18 pairs of shorts and at least 2-dozen shirts, we have sand/mud/dog poop in approx 9 pairs of shoes and counting...
Kids expand out of their clothing so fast I need a full time staff person just to rotate their closets...I would pay her overtime to fold the laundry. We dress these days out of the dryer. Every day I'm running downstairs in underwear hoping to find dry treasure that has yet to be folded. Entire loads are pilfered before even receiving a crease.
How do "herd mothers" do it (mothers having more than 2 children which is unfathomable to me)? How is is possible to keep shorts on every body and food in their stomachs? It's an exhausting thought!
Over the three day span we did find sun hats for the boys, the sunscreen wasn't too buried and due to some early planning (and exchanged x-mas gifts) I managed 2 pairs of swimming trunks per boy – the rest is still a crap shoot.
In the last 24 hours my shopping list has grown from: a sun hat for me (because I will undoubtedly be living near water this summer) to a lengthy list including summer pajamas for both boys (they are literally sweating through their sheets)! The list never ends!
Tonight I have a date planned with Target...should be able to obtain most of my wants/needs in a one-stop-shop – I imagine in 3 months I'll be doing this again for "Back to School."
It took some coordination last weekend to meet our needs but fun was had and swimming season is upon us. Hope you and yours had a toasty Memorial Day, your sheets are dry and your skin just a little bit pink...feels good.
Above water and smiling,
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