Con: Realizing we still need to wake up early for band camp, volleyball camp, basketball camp, and vacation Bible school.
Pro: Cheering for my kid when she hits the softball over the fence.
Con: Switching from cheering to groaning when the ball went foul and hit the hood of my car.
Con: Embarrassing raccoon eyes when I take off my sunglasses.
Pro: The kids are home, so I’ll have extra help with cooking, cleaning and laundry.
Con: The kids are home, so we’ll have extra meals to cook, extra messes to clean and extra laundry to do.
Pro: Preserving those fun family moments forever on film.
Con: Preserving those embarrassing family moments forever on film.
Con: Dinner choices consist of hot dogs, nachos, Gatorade and skittles.
Pro: Hearing squeals of laughter as your kids play in the pool.
Con: Realizing the squeals are coming from a girl getting her head dunked underwater, and the laughter is from the other two.
Con: Those thoughts, feelings and opinions include, “I’m hungry,” “I’m bored,” and “It’s too hot to go outside.”
Pro: Long car trips surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Con: Long car trips surrounded by intermittent whiffs of unpleasant aromas inside the car.
Con: No matter how hard you try.