With less than a week of school left for my 3rd grader, I thought I'd turn to the lighter side of life and list a few summer goals for my family. (A girl's gotta have a dream.)
This summer, I hope to convince my children of the following:
1. It only takes 5 steps to move from the left of the kitchen sink, where you normally place your dirty dishes, to directly in front of the dishwasher, where you can place them directly in said receptacle, freeing your mother up from an extra 15 seconds of work 36,322 times per day.
2. Bickering with your sibling may commence at 7:59 a.m., but not a moment before.
3. While the ice cream truck may pass by our house twice each day, you're not getting a treat any more than once a month. If you're lucky.
4. Foods with high fructose corn syrup, that are overly processed, or colored any kind of unnatural shade (I'm talkin' to you, Cheetos) are not a healthy part of anyone's diet.
5. TV is a privilege, not a right.
My personal summer goals:
1. Lose 10 lbs. (This has been a goal for the last, oh, 40 years of my life.)
2. Beat the overgrowth in my yard into submission, once and for all. (This has been in progress for 5 years.)
3. Maintain (some might say find) my sanity.
4. Organize the piles of papers, books and child artwork littering my house. Perhaps even unionize those dust bunnies.
5. Win the lottery. (But since you have to play to win, and the only time I've bought a lottery ticket was actually when my grandmother-in-law purchased one for me....well, you know.)
Anyone care to share summer goals, real or imagined?