May 14, 2011
Yesterday after school I cornered the boys for kitchen hair cuts. I've been wanting to get my hands on their shaggy heads for weeks. I just knew that 20 minutes of clipping could help that twitch in my eye go away. Sadly, the boys weren't interested in a trim. They had "buzz or nothing" attitudes, and frankly, I can live with the compromise. Zach wanted a razor shave, which spawned some interesting discussion while I employed the clippers in a less extreme manner.
Zach and Tyler have just two weeks of school left before the summer break. I have long been dreading this summer, which conveniently coincides with my third trimester. I want the summer to be fun and memorable for the kids, but I am physically limited and emotionally spent. I don't have unlimited financial resources, either. I'm hoping some of you might be able to offer your ideas for structure, education, and entertainment as we face 11 weeks of 24/7 family togetherness.
What works for you?