Now that I've figured out what hashtags are about, they seem so useful and appropriate - like a vocabulary tool I've been missing all these years. One hashtag that's been bouncing around in my head, one I haven't actually used (until now) in a social media setting, is #summertimefail.
If you've been a victim of #summertimefail I apologize. But maybe you understand? Here are a few of my confessions:
- I've been late, often.
- We've made it to one of the Five Local Places to Visit This Summer. Two will be an incredible victory.
- My kids showed up at a camp they weren't registered for and basically crashed it for the day.
- I've ordered pizza more times that I care to admit.
- The VBS t-shirts they had to wear everyday were definitely not clean.
- Those dirty rain boots may never move off the front porch.
- Indulging a certain 4 year-old's obsession with Chutes and Ladders.
- Hanging out at the pool with absolutely no schedule or regularity (and gasp! buying snacks from the vending machine because I can't remember to pack any).
- Spending more time with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends visiting from out of town than I can remember doing in a long time.
- Reading for pleasure, and not recording it in the Summer Reading Log.
- Stepping over messes I would normally freak out about.
- Eating, laughing, fighting and playing as a family.
Have you ever been through a season of dropping the ball? Did you ever consider the "fails" a way to keep things simple?
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