Every summer we have had the opportunity of hosting my niece and nephew for a week or two at our house. And even with our cross country move, this summer is no exception - they arrive tonight at the airport! The reason for this visit first and foremost has always been to give my Mom and Step-dad a break, after all raising kids in your 70's sometimes can be hard work but it is also selfish, so that we can enjoy these two kids.
Of course there is much more work having 4 kids in the house as opposed to two kids and so it requires me to get plenty of sleep, eat healthy food and try to not stress the little things like dirty socks kicked under furniture, food wiped on tshirts and pillows being used for weapons. It also requires me to not stress the kids getting very little sleep because when your summer is full of friends and family visiting, you have to know that sleep is low on the list of things to do.
Of course it is tough to eat healthy food when you have kids asking for pizza, frozen waffles, bagels, chips, soda and all manner of junk food type options. I try to limit them to one item per day but even that gets hard. Lucky for me the kids live in a Vegan home but love all things Non-Vegan. Enter Korean Beef.
Here is how the next 8 days will play out:
lots of water
We can't wait to see them!