Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Rules

Tomorrow is the last day of school and the official start of summer for me. I am a little scared. Excited but scared. Scared of my kids and excited because I get to implement my summer rules. Thought they might be helpful to you as well.

1. A swim in the pool counts as a bath.


2. A swim in the ocean does not. Unless you rinse off with a hose afterwards.


3. Soap and shampoo are optional.



4. Cheese sticks count as a balanced meal if fried and dipped in marinara sauce and followed by a grape Popsicle.

5. Never serve your kids chilled juice boxes. If you do they will always want them chilled. My kids think juice boxes are supposed to be served at room temperature.


6. If you are 3 or under, underwear is an acceptable outfit.


7. Ring pops are an acceptable form of bribery.

8. Naps are mandatory. For me, not the kids.

There you have it, rules to get you through the summer with your sanity. What about you? Any helpful hints you want to share?

23 comments:

  1. you're so funny. They all sound right to me. I love summer. xo

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  2. I will add to that, although I'm not sure it applies in your home, that if you are under 3, a pair of foam antlers and nothing else is acceptable attire as far as the front gate. Andthat adding a gummy vitamin to any form of takeout makes it a complete meal.

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  3. wonderful! are the 'gobber seeboots' still around?

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  4. So unbelievably true. Ice cream is the best form of bribery at my house!

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  5. I'm on board with all of those! And not #5 and #7 are true for us any time of the year, not just summer. Our juice boxes are always at room temperature. They come right out of the pantry. I was so embarrassed once when a kid came to visit and I had to squeeze out his juice box over ice. Martha Stewart's got nothing on me!

    Great rules! I can't believe your kids are just now getting out of school. Mine have been out since May 23 - it feels like a long time ago!

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  6. My kind of summer...love your rules!!

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  7. my oh my how you have mellowed....tell Locke for offering to share his gobbers. He is hilarious and you are so wrapped around his finger....can't wait to see you all again

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  8. Are you my Mom reincarnated????

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  9. excellent. So right on with the juiceboxes! I remember getting the corresponding advice when I was a new mom not to warm bottles, because then the baby will always want it warm and that is just not always practical!

    Summer sounds fun in your house.

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  10. You are hilarious!! OMG! Well, good luck with your official start of summer vacation. I love our district-we have until the 24th! Just think, Fall will be here before you know it, and we'll be dancing in the streets..literally that's what we did in September!!

    ciao from Newport Beach

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  11. Great post and love all the photos! Happy Summer :}

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  12. Oh you crack me up. We had a family meeting last weekend laying out our summer rules and now I feel like the MEANEST Mom in the whole world. Ours were not this FUN!!!!

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  13. hysterical. i call the pool "chlorine clean." howev, you must be careful of the dreaded green hair! have a happy summer! :-)

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  14. I L-O-V-E your rules! I wanna be a kid at your house in the summer!

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  15. I think I need to print this out and put it on the fridge!:)

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  16. I LOVE this post (and your blog)! Having 3 kids at 3 different schools - last day was today!!...yay! - well... lets just say these rules will be implemented here asap!!! .....also, if i had that cover-up in photo #6 I'd wear it every day*

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  17. I'm not letting my kids read this!:-) LOL!

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  18. You so crack me up! These are perfect. I especially love the one about the juice boxes! That is our rule about sooo many things!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lori
    www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

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  19. I love your rules!! Happy summer! :)

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  20. Fabulous post! I so love your blog!
    Regards,
    Jamie Herzlinger

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  21. I love your summer rules! I should really plan on using the same set :)

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