June 15th, 2011

The Pro’s and Con’s of Summer Break

Karrie McAllister

PRO: Not having to get up before the sun every morning to be the world’s sleepiest PBJ slinger and pack lunches.
CON: Having to play short order cook for three kids every day at noon.

PRO: No more book bags clogging up the hallway!
CON: Hallway is now clogged with flip flops, hats, balls, muddy socks, and who strung a full-length jump rope around the kitchen table?!?

PRO: Staying up late so we can watch a late movie or have a campfire.
CON: No good reason to send them all to bed early so I have a chance to regain my sanity.

PRO: Being the number one teacher and influence on my children for a few months.
CON: Not being able to send them to detention with the classic mean lady who always dresses in large floral patterns and smells like sauerkraut.

PRO: Going on a beach vacation!
CON: Driving to the beach, trapped like a prisoner in a car for hours on end with a constant hum of pestering coming from the backseat.

PRO: Catching lightning bugs, butterflies, worms, etc.
CON: Dumping out jars of dead lightning bugs, butterflies, worms, etc.

PRO: Sleeping in.
CON: Having to wake up before my kids to make some coffee so they aren’t asking to have friends over until I’ve had at least two cups.

PRO: Enjoying time alone with my three wonderful kids.
CON: Enjoying time alone with my three wonderful kids.

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