Hey working moms out there! It’s been a lllloooooonnnnngggg time since I’ve posted on the blog. Why? No real valid excuse except that I’m all off kilter because we’ve done end of school, vacation and now we’re in the midst of summer camp.
End of school brings all sorts of meetings, awards ceremonies, parties and general chaos. Vacation I can’t complain about because it’s wonderful! Summer camp really throws me off my game. Luckily I work a reduced work schedule so I’m still at work the same amount of hours for the week, but, the later start to summer camp pushes our day later, our dinner later, and our bedtimes later. My son seems to adjust well since he can sleep a little later but for mom, it’s more time on the road driving both to and from school.
So that’s my bit of venting and to put it all into perspective, I only have one child! I know a mom of six who has been doing summers for years so I shouldn’t be complaining. But, I am admitting to you all now that I’m already stressing about how we’ll handle next summer. We’ve got a good gig now because my son can go to the summer camp at his school but as he gets older he’ll want to go to the cool astronaut camp that only operates from 8:15 am – 1:13 pm or the underwater explorer experience at the aquarium that is Tuesday, Thursdays and third Saturdays from 2:12 pm – 4:44 pm. Who can drive their kids back and forth with these crazy camp hours? I’m so glad my work allows for me to adjust my schedule but it still has me tweaked out.
I’m thinking about hiring a college student next summer to drive him to camps and stay at home with him in between but that’s going to be a chunk of change. I’m curious as to what other working moms do for summer kid care, so weigh in and let me know how you manage it all.