To put it simply, the boys have been busy. Swim team, swim lessons, tennis lessons, summer school, and whatever else has had us occupied. We were swimming two meets a week and if we swam the evening meet we would do early practice, if we swam the early meet we would swim the evening practice. Our days have been very on the go and busy. My kids thrive with a schedule that would level a mere mortal. Busy Busy all the time is how they love to live.
Today is the last day of tennis and swim lessons. Tonight is their last swim team practice and the A champs are on Saturday.
I am then staring at the vast open space of nothing. We will still have summer school. We have friends we have not seen in six weeks because of swimming. We have museum memberships and the pool membership so we have stuff to do but unstructured time to the ADHD wonder brain that lives in my house is usually time to perform nefarious deeds. These deeds include running with scissors, annoying the brother till he screams, being defiant, not getting with the program, writing on walls. I could go on and on. Just remember I am a pro at structure but not the tight structure in which he thrives.
We are going to go away for a few days to my Mom’s in New York. This is the first time we are going away since Ryan had a seizure at my Dad’s funeral. We have plans on a daylong bike trip with a friends kid, play dates, and things like that. It’s not enough structure I fear and although I stand strong I am shaking in my boots a little looking at the monster that is August.