Our last day of school was on June 19th which was three weeks (and one day) ago.
Leading up to June 19th, the weather here in CT sort of sucked.
We had a lot of rain and it seemed like the sun was never going to come out and stay out and summer weather would never arrive.
But in the last week of June, things turned around, the sun came out, and the weather has been really beautiful just about every day.
My little guys especially have taken full advantage of this, and have been loving every second of their summer so far.
They have spent most of their time outside.
Every day from 9:30 – 12:30 they go to a triathlon camp.
Then they come home and have about 3 hours before we have to leave for swim practice.
The spend as much of those three hours in our pool as they can.
At the pool where we practice, there is a really nice playground outside.
Number 6 isn’t on the swim team, so he spends a decent amount of time on the playground while the other kids are swimming.
Number 7 joins him when her practice is done and on the days she doesn’t have practice.
In total, I’d estimate that the three little guys are swimming, biking, running, and playing outside around six hours a day.
Which is great.
They are worn out at the end of every day.
But today was like the 17th consecutive day of good weather and apparently that is the limit.
Today was officially MELTDOWN DAY.
For all of them.
Holy shnikes did we have drama.
Lots of crying and lots of yelling and LOTS OF DRAMA.
Of course these episodes were staggered so that I could REALLY enjoy the experience throughout the course of the day.
I know they are just pooped.
They have been going and going and going and the crash and burn was inevitable.
I was pretty good about keeping my cool.
But it was NOT easy.
I wanted to have a meltdown too!!!
So tonight we are going straight to bed when we get home.
We all need a little rest and maybe a little space.
I am super grateful for the weather we’ve had so far.
And I hope it continues.
But I wouldn’t mind one super rainy day to just give everyone the guilt-free opportunity to chill out inside and watch too much TV and spend too much time on the iPad.
When that day finally arrives, we are going to do NOTHING.
Anyway, maybe the midsummer meltdown only happens at my house.
But if not, if your kids just came completely unraveled today (or recently), I just want you to know I am right there with ya.
And while I’m not ready for summer to be over and I’m not ready to start the countdown to the first day of school yet, bedtime tonight cannot come too soon.