Dear Keke and Kat: I Hate Summer Because My Kids Are Home
Well, that title just sounds terrible. Like, awful. But, I'm not a parent, so I don't know how it would be to get used to a schedule and a normal routine and then have to switch that up for three moths during the summer.
Dear Keke and Kat,
I know this is going to sound bad, so please read and don't judge me too much off the bat. My kids are eleven, nine and six. I love them, of course, but they're ruining my summer.
Now I know that sounds harsh. But my kids are crazy. Still harsh? Let me explain. They don't listen to me. Even when they do, it's only for a few minutes at a time before they return to their hellion like behavior. We can't go to the store without some sort of a scene. Someone's yelling, another is crying while the third is wandering off and getting lost somewhere. I can't take it.
They've only been out of school for a couple weeks and it's already becoming unbearable. Obviously I've spent many summers with my kids, but I just don't want to do it again this year. My mood and days are totally ruined by their attitudes.
I've expressed to my husband that I want to get a nanny or put them in daytime camps all summer and he just doesn't get it. He thinks that it should be easy to handle, but it's just not. I work from home and it's nearly impossible to get anything done when they're around.
How do I convince my husband that this is a necessity for my mental health? My sanity!
I think that if something is affecting your life that much, you need to figure out a solution. Camps could be beneficial to both the kids and her. But the husband's lack of understanding seems problematic as well. They should sit down and outline how she's feeling and come up with a solution that works for everyone.