Tuesday, June 9, 2015

That's What She Said: Home for the Summer

   School ended for the year last Friday. Summer is officially here. What does that mean for me? It means I no longer have alone time during the day with my 1 and 3 year old. My time is now divided between all 7 kids. With all of the kids being home it means the phone is constantly ringing off the hook and friends knocking at the door. No matter how many things I find to occupy their minds they will still be bored and boredom turns to hunger even thou they just ate. The amount of groceries we buy during the school year will not suffice during summer and the kitchen will seem to remain in constant disarray.  Along with the grocery bill going up the electric bill alone will soon look like a mortgage.  

    The fighting and yelling always triples when summer comes and chores get forgotten pretty quickly. Late nights staying up playing video games and watching TV turn into late mornings sleeping in. I’ll be the first to say my home becomes chaotic from the last day of school to the last day of summer but it’s my home. 

   It’s my chaotic, noisy messy home full of my crazy, loving family. Summer time always amazes me because I get to spend it with my kids and watch them grow. It’s the time I get to spend with them from the time they wake up until they go to bed without leaving them in anyone else’s care.

   Summer time can be stressful and expensive but it’s also full of fun, adventure and memories that last a lifetime.

   They say home is where the heart is and I know it’s true because home is where my kids are.

 This post was written as part of the "That's what she said" link up. Be sure to go check it out every Tuesday. 


  1. I love this Samantha. I love how you look at it with such a positive outlook. Little barb has been on my last nerve a few times since school got out. I think I need to just STOP every now and then and soak it all up. Thanks for the reminder. xo <3

  2. So sweet:) you're such a good mama!

  3. What a sweet post! I'm with you, summer is chaotic, loud, and filled with new expenses, but it's the best! I love our late mornings, playing cards while eating breakfast, no schedule, countless library visits, and just the randomness that is our summer. It's chaotic, but it's memory making; the kind of memories I hope my kids look back on and think "home", because I agree with Laura, home is one of the nicest words. I think you just displayed that perfectly with your post. Wishing you and your babies a beautiful and fun summer!!
    P.S Thanks for joining Courtney and I!! I'm sorry I'm behind on my commenting, my mom was in town.

  4. Home IS where the love is and where our babies find themselves. Love the energy you put into their lives and into this post. Great to "meet" you!