Mr. Mom is Back, Summer 2013

It seems every year at this time I write my Mr. Mom posts.  Having the summer off means I am in charge of my two little ones at home.  As they get older, I am starting to find that the summer is no longer lazy, wide open days with nothing on the schedule.  For example, this week has been crazy (the second full week of summer vacation)!  Check out this schedule for Monday and Tuesday:


  • 10:15 - 11:00 Swimming Lessons, Brownstown Recreation (both kids)
  • 1:00 - 4:00     Carlson Marauder Basketball Skills Camp (Chloe)
  • 7:30 - 9:00     T-Ball, Brownstown Recreation (Nate)


  • 10:15 - 11:00  Swimming Lessons, Brownstown Recreation (both kids)
  • 11:15 - 3:00    Swimming at Grandma Chris and Pap Pap's Pool (Chloe only for an hour)
  • 1:00 - 4:00      Carlson Marauder Basketball Skills Camp (Chloe)
  • 5:00 - 7:30      Team Gymnastics at Downriver Gymnastics (Chloe, I have no clue how she made it)

Last week was not that different, as the kids are involved in a number of scheduled activities throughout most of June.  This means Mr. Mom is somewhat "off the hook" until July.  So, what plans do I have for the kiddos the rest of the summer?  Some thoughts:

  • More swimming at my parent's pool
  • Reading visits at Chapman Elementary School's Summer Reading Program
  • Visits to The Henry Ford thanks to our family membership
  • Walks/Bike rides through Lake Erie Metro Park (may have to check out their new, jumbo water slide
  • A Detroit Tiger Game or Two
  • Bike riding, squirt gun fights, tossing the baseball/football around and other fun/free fun around the house.

Hope a summer visit to Comerica Park is warmer than this May visit!
It looks like I am ready for another Mr. Mom summer.  One thing I have noticed, as the kids are getting older: the Mr. Mom gig is getting much easier.  First, they are sleeping in later (a major plus!).  Second, they are involved in a number of activities that eat up time and "wear them out!"  Summer 2013 looks to be a great an enjoyable summer for me and the kiddos.  Well, now that it is after 7:00 A.M. it is time for a scotch, Happy Reading!


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