I don’t know what it is or was about the month of August, but I personally need to press my very own reset button. No, I don’t want to start this month all over again. I just want to get back into a system. A routine. From meal planning, to a date night, to patience and understanding for each of my children, I need a reset!!
One thing to start my personal mom-reboot is that I’ve started reading more, and been on social media less [sorry to all my Facebook and Instagram fans— hoping to do more sharing in September!]. I brought out my dusty old Kindle and ordered a few new Nora Roberts books. Yep, I’m a romantic at heart and Nora is always a page-turner for me. Maybe once the kids are grown I’ll want to read something a little more serious or historical, but for now I’m spending my evenings with predictable and cheesy romance.
Beyond the books, I find myself wanting to get to bed a little earlier instead of staying up late to watch TV or blog. I had a little too much fun watching the Mayweather/McGregor fight and LOTS of fun watching few Game of Thrones episodes this summer, which meant I was hyped up and didn’t sleep well. Now that those are both done, I don’t have the temptation to watch and check social media for an hour after to see who said what or what theory is next.
This Labor Day weekend we are headed north to what I like to call God’s Country: Northern Michigan. I’m looking forward to racing the boys and Ms. Lily up and down the beach, and spending down time watching college football [GO GREEN!]. My grocery order is placed for when we return home on Monday [thank you Kroger’s ClickList] and I plan on enjoying next week as it’s the LAST week of summer for my crew. Then Lily and I will enjoy some girl-time while the boys go off to a morning program 3 days each week.
I don’t know where I’m going with this post other than to look for a little head-nod or reassurance that August was indeed the craziest month of the summer. And that we are all ready for fall. So take a tip from my playbook, and think about closing up your phone or laptop, bring out a favorite book you haven’t read in years, take advantage of ClickList, and enjoy the last long weekend of summer! Happy Labor Day my friends!