Summer heat

June 23, 2009 Uncategorized 10

I’m a weather freak, not that I study meteorology or go outside and measure wind or rain, but I’m semi-obsessed with watching weather reports on the news. Lately it’s been unseasonably hot, even for FL. I know weather impacts moods, so I’m using this as one excuse for my moodiness.
It’s HOT, and I’m a giant sweat wimp. I do not like to be hot and sticky and sweat. I like to feel comfortable and dry. I’ve been in FL for over 20 years, so I’m accustomed to the heat, but I don’t like this major humidity oven we’ve been in for a week or so.
My kids love the sun, and heat, but it’s even hot for them. They are cranky, and not much can save this moody cranky summer………well lots of money could, but oh well.
My kids are suddenly in the “entertain me” or “give me money” mode of summer. Nothing free is entertaining…….it’s killing me. We don’t have a pool, gave up our Y membership over a year ago for non-use, the beach is close but not in my backyard and while they enjoy it, I am wilting in 30 min and louder and crankier than you can imagine.
Nick would have nothing to do with any of the low cost summer options I suggested, so now that his friends are out and not available daily he is angry at me. My girls are a mix of never home and wanting money or at home and complaining about that………teens are such a moody mess all by themselves.

I’m ending this just so say……………I either need to get a job or just suck it up til summer vacation is over.

This is now a no more whining zone!

I’m leaving you with a picture of my son….he was playing with his camera, getting shots for his facebook page….is he cute or what? The adorable little pain in my butt!

10 Responses to “Summer heat”

  1. Pam

    I agree. I hate to be hot and sweaty. But the sun has not reared it shiny head here in RI since April. I kind you not. And I hear you about teens. Nuff said. today is my girls’ last day of school. So the summer hasn’t even begun for us yet. I’ve been looking forward to the relaxed pace, but I’m not looking forward to the whining, complaining and asking for money.

  2. My name is PJ.

    He’s A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! It was nice to hear someone else say that they disliked ANY aspect of summer. (You know of course I hate the entire season.) The good news? We’re past the solstice, so days will begin to get shorter. Also, for every hot day, we are one day closer to more moderate weather. The bad news? Once you hit my age, you’re hot all the time. All the time. 🙂

  3. Beth

    Nick is turning into a little man! Summer is here too…but we just started so I am not cranky…YET!

  4. Crazy Mom of Three

    Anita, I am totally with you about the heat! I HATE to be hot … it makes me cranky too! Nick is a handsome dude; I can see he is getting a bit older. Oh what fun the preteen years are going to be … lol! I am kind of glad to hear that there are other kids out there who don’t want to do camps and stuff like that. Nicholas is like this also. He did do VBS though and enjoyed it. But, invention camp did not pan out as expected. Oh well!

  5. Bonnie

    Cute picture! Your son is so cute. I empathize with you on all counts. The heat makes me cranky too. Today is really our first day of summer vacation and I’m already craving time alone!! The boys are a little wild! Their cousin arrived today from Tx to spend a couple of weeks with us. They are just excited she’s here, hopefully they will calm down!
    Here’s to fall and having more quiet time 🙂

  6. Denise K.

    Oh he is just so cute!!!! What a great resemblance between all the kids and YOU!!! OK, having recently been experiencing the same…I recommend buying a new slip and slide…they have the surfing ones that our son’s 13 year old friends enjoy where it comes with a board that you use to slide down the plastic. When everyone gets bored, it’s off to Dairy Queen for soft serve ice cream and then the video store…I am already looking at the calendar counting down for school to start! Hee hee

  7. Miss Healthypants

    I feel like I’ve been a bad blog buddy, too!

    There’s just so much more to do (besides blogging & checking out blogs) in the summertime!

    Anyway, unlike you, I LOVE the heat–bring it on! I think 100 degrees would probably be my limit, though. 🙂

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