Summer is both my favorite and least favorite time of the year.
All four of my kiddos are home, which means we can sleep in longer and slowly move through our mornings. I enjoy an entire hot cup of coffee without trying to fill in agendas or checking homework that the kiddos forgot to show me the night before or having to referee clothing fights (because, no, you cannot wear your gymnastics shorts to school).
We function on minimal summer plans simply because it is easier. The kids spend their hours creating art, building with blocks, playing in the yard, reading, but we do it all with no schedule.
Summer also means HEAT and if you know me, the only thing I like hot in the summer is my coffee. Humidity is not my friend. Sunburn is a constant companion, even with 1,000,000 SPF sunblock.
The upside to the extremely warm weather is that I have to get more creative inside, which results in quilt ladders, crocheted blankets, new bookshelves, etc.