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Last weekend before Back to School

I cannot believe another year has passed. This year Greg is an 11th grader and Chris a 10th grader. It feels like just yesterday that I dropped Greg off at kindergarten and Chris at pre-school (Nana’s house).

This weekend I passed up the opportunity to go to Nevada with my parents. They have friends who have a great place in the mountains with lots of land, quads and access to a beautiful lake. Hmm, I am starting to re-think my decision.
School starts on Wednesday and I did not want to be coming home late Sunday night stressing out about doing laundry, getting school supplies, cleaning backpacks and everything else that needs to happen in preparation of the first day of school. I work full time so the weekends are my only chance to get all this stuff done.
It turns out the boys just wanted to hang out with me and “just me” all weekend anyways so luckily I made the right decision.

Our weekend has been great. Here is what we have done so far:
Friday Night:

Went to the movies and took my niece to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog days
Cooked breakfast together

Video Chat with Aunt Nezzie who recently moved to Hawaii 
Boys did whatever they wanted while I snuck away with my cousin to taste of San Joaquin  
Watched another boring documentary as a family (Do I have the only teenage boys in the world that watch this kind of stuff?)
Dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings- Yum
Had breakfast together again
Took inventory of our back to school supplies as a family. Made a shopping list.

Project time: we all work on something individually during the same block of time. Watching TV does not count. I am blogging, Greg is stretching and reading, Chris is writing.

Wasted an hour watching "Call me maybe" parody videos.

Later we will go shopping for back to school stuff and maybe hit the park or our community pool. I am always up for a swim.

My parent’s friends place will always be there and we have an open invitation to visit. So, after we are settled into our school year routine maybe we will hit the road and make our way to Nevada.

One thing I have learned over the past 14 years I have been single parenting is that when I over extend myself it not only stresses me out but it stresses the kids out too. What good is it if your kids look back on your last family vacation or weekend trip and say, “that sucked I never want to do that again.”

The truth is the boys and I have a great time no matter where we are anyways. Every weekend is like a vacation to us J


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