Summer is Coming

I love summer. More specifically I love the idea of summer.  In my mind, summer is sun drenched days by the water, afternoons in the hammock and long feasts of summer fruits that drift into evenings by the fire.  In my life, summer is chaotic mornings filled with guilt because it’s 11:30 and we’re still not outside. Followed by unimaginative lunches and sweaty naps. Eventually, leading to “yes, whatever, you can watch some TV.”  Finally, ending with very late bed times and cranky parents and kids.  In reality, I don’t even have a hammock or a fire pit, can you imagine policing my crew with those two hazards on site?

What’s a summer idealist to do? I cannot give in, if I accept defeat and admit that summer may not be our best season then I will have nothing to push me through Minnesota’s seemingly, unending winter.  No, I must take back summer!!!  I spent quite a lot of time contemplating this in February, March, April, and most of May when it was still freezing outside and developed a plan of attack.  I shared it with Twin Cities Moms Blog, please check it out if you want to know how I’m going to win summer or if you love me and want to make me feel good.

Summer is Coming: This Mom’s Guide to Survival

As always, I’ve held back a little for you, my few but faithful readers:

8. Summer cuts. Something about buzzing off most of their hair symbolizes a fresh start.  Also, it makes it a lot easier to check for ticks.

9. Fire Pit.  I am indeed hoping to add a fire pit to our outdoor decor.  Now that I have a plan life is \going to be too easy, so I thought I’d add a touch of mortal danger to our evenings.


Summer of Mog

It’s the first day of summer, and I am in desperate need of motivation and a launch date for my new blogging initiative.  So from today until September 21, I aim to be “that mom.”  (Thus, Summer of Mog, mom + blog )My goal is to do something worthy of a photo or note everyday and share it with you.  Please adjust your personal definition of “worthy” appropriately.  You can expect some cute photos, perhaps some clever quips, plenty of pop culture references, a little self deprecation, posts about past adventures, but mostly attempts at stretching our largely mundane life into something enjoyable to peruse.

In light of my new found motivation, I spent the first hour testing new themes for the blog.  As you can see, I was unable to choose one, but I plan to, so don’t be surprised if we look a little different one of these days.  Also, why would I waste my new look on Mog Launch day, there are 93 days between now and the end of summer.

I would update you on the happenings since my anniversary post, but I’m hoping to set your expectations low by starting off with a 1 on the interesting scale (10 being the birth of triplets or potty training said triplets).  Here’s some photos that seem to fit the bill:

Sneak Peek- hopefully you’ll see a post about us looking at this over the weekend: