Summer, Summer, Summertime

 

Fun in the Summer

Summertime Fun

 

You know Ab and I have 6 kids right? No? Yep. We do. 3 boys and 3 girls black Brady bunch style. Well he has 3 and I have 3, together they are ours, but who’s counting right? Each year (well this is only year two actually — but you get the point) all of the kids converge with us for what can only be described as a summer fun smack down (I just made that up. We’ve never actually called it that.)

So, given the obvious amount of planning and expense involved in keeping 6 kids entertained entails, we have begun planning our summer adventures.

Stuff we are supposed to do:

  • Camping
  • Grand Canyon
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Lemonade Stand

I would really love to take the kids on an international trip, but coordinating and getting approval from all the co-parents would be quite the exercise. We’ve also briefly looked at family camps which seem like fun conceptually. A family adventure vacation could be cool. Check out this one from REI, but at $2,000 a kid I don’t see that happening unless the little ones are smuggled via duffel bags or our loyal readers want to donate such a thing to us hint hint :D.  There are even entire sites dedicated to family adventure travel.

Do you have any super fun and cool ideas for us for the summer? We’d love to hear about them.

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Where’d He Get That Mouth?

Saying my oldest son is not modest would be the equivalent of saying Mt.Everest is a little hill… I have no idea where he got this over inflated sense of self.

What?

Quit snickering damn it!

I decided to stay and watch him at MMA (what, you don’t let your kids cage fight?) a couple of weeks ago and experienced a real treat. My dear son is telling this guy who happens to be much more experienced than him how he is going to make him tap out..

Well, needless to say that is not what transpired. It was so funny I had to break out the phone video recorder.

I asked my son if he learned he anything to which he responded “I should have worn different shorts…”

Blank stare.

Rock on Khalil. Rock on.

Bored Kid? How’s About a Little MMA

Well, it’s not just Abdul and I that have adventures. We involve the entire gang. This week Khalil (my oldest) started MMA. I’m sure I’ll be getting some kind of parenting award any day now for letting my 14 year old cage fight…. Either that or a call from CPS…

Ahhh… good times!

 

Super Girl

My 8 year is a competitive gymnast which basically means I live at the gym and as well as pay enough to fund a small guerilla organization in a third world country. Even though I complain, training 10 – 20 hours a week is instilling a sense of work in her she could never get from another sport. So I will keep writing tear stained checks for sparkly $200 “custom” leotards and sleeping outside the gym in my Range Rover 🙂