*If you are looking for a refreshing drink to satisfy that thirst during the hot summers, this one is perfect! It's made with fresh pineapple and blackberry juice, a hint of coconut and mint for a refreshing taste, and just the right amount of sweetness!* _________________________________________________________________________
Summer Break, Day 5.
Get me out of here.
Every year I count down the school days until summer break, hopelessly waiting for the lack of schedules and rushing out the door to be late for school once again. The papers start piling in from the past 6 months of school projects that weren't sent home. I quickly must black trash bag that crap before my daughter is convinced I don't love her and her 4 pages on writing words with a long U sound.
The last week of school is Hell Week because you have to be 3 places at once every day, and if you miss one well then you are like a horrible person. It's also the one week a year where I have to get dressed and do my hair every day.
But it's exciting to know that freedom is near, schedules and homework is no more, and lunches don't have to be impressive...
That is until your a week into summer break and you are ready for school to start again. Then what do you do?
Establish a chore chart and become the meanest mom ever. Check.
Limit TV time so the kids can play with their toys instead and become the meanest mom ever. Check.
Have your kids do some type of learning activity at least a few time a week and become the meanest mom ever. Check.
Wish you didn't spend so much money at Target so you could book yourself a vacation and become the meanest mom ever for leaving them with daddy. Check.
Don't you just love summer?
If all else fails, make a delicious and refreshing pineapple punch drink and pretend you are on that vacation all by yourself, when really you are just standing behind a shower curtain trying to hide.
Coconut Pineapple Berry Punch
- 3/4 of a pineapple, cut into slices or chunks
- 6 oz blackckberries
- 1 c. light coconut milk mixed with 2 TB. honey
- 10-12 mint leaves
- Run 1/4 of the pineapple through a juicer. Next add the blackberries, 1/4 of the pineapple, then the mint leaves, the rest of the pineapple, and lastly the coconut milk.
- Pour juice into glasses filled to the top with ice.
- Drink and enjoy!
- Makes 2 large juices, or 4 small.
Lastly, go back to Target and buy $1 slime which will end up keeping your kids entertained for a miraculous amount of time.
AND THEN start saving for a vacation...