Summer Dioramas

Planning summer is proving far too complicated.  I know have created a diaorama in my basement just to make sense of it.  The calendar thing wasn’t enough.  I need minature 3 D replicas.  diorama for summer plans

“Okay, this is the camp I signed Rex up for 3 weeks is this area.  Vivien’s camp for two weeks is here, and over here is the other camp for Viv for two other weeks.  Here is my car shuttling them… ( Yes I look crazy, but it’s helping me visualize) This is the friend’s house in the country we want to visit many hours away… Then there is a swim lessons, Spanish tutoring, oh and what else, oh,yeah RELAXING.  Plus, Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studios….” You see why I needed to model this?  Like architects do before a big build.

As I pore over this like a Civil War reenacter planning on retaking Gettysburg I still can’t get down all the moving parts.  How did summer become so complicated?

Well, for one thing they are starting the school year in AUGUST this year, which I do believe should be unconstitutional, so it’s chopped by a couple of weeks.  Then of course other people have their own schedules we have to sink up with for travel plans.  Why can’t they all stay put till I’ve figured my schedule out?dioramas

In the end I just needed fresh eyes.  My step daughter was in town.  I splayed out my dates, calendar pleading for common sense intervention.  She pointed to one block of days that could be altered and some of the model pieces fell into place. I cancelled one thing, moved another… I am almost there.

But, how do I get this cannon over the hill?

 

NO Camp Camp

Summer is here and I have my children in a different camp every week!  Well, not really. I was recently accused of “allowing my children to play unsupervised in the backyard.”  Call me guilty!  They have a childhood.

I haven’t signed them up for stuff all summer.  Why?

1) I want to spend time with them

2)  I don’t have full time job so I don’t need to

3) they need to play

4)  I don’t want to have to be somewhere every morning when I do that 9 months out fo the year

5) They need to play  I’m not the first to say this may experts do.

But, just so you can see what I’m doing to these poor kids and call Children Protective services here is a special report.

Oh, with  a nod to my rabid anti circumcision stance.

camp planning

Congress has come to the rescue of the overworked air traffic controllers and frustrated passengers.  Wonder if there is any help available for another scheduling issue.  Summer Camp.  This is issue is multiplied by the amount of children you have.  So many factors go into it, personality of the child, their age, cost, how much mom wants to drive.

Here is a condensend version of my last couple of weeks. Wait, I’m still going through it.