So I’m playing mommy to four kids for the next few days. This is one of the highlights of summer for me since I get to spend quality time with four of my nieces and nephews. There never seems to be enough time to do everything on the list but Christian (18), JC (15), Isabella (13) and Alana (8) are some of the most gracious kids I know. This has been an annual event since I moved back to the Bay Area 10 years ago and I dread the day when they decide it’s no longer cool to hang out with me. Until that time comes I’ll take advantage of “now” and by then, Alyson (4) and Carina (3) will be old enough to join the group.I’m finding that my time management skills are seriously lacking when it comes to kids. We finished breakfast at 10:30, arrived at the Exploratorium at noon and didn’t have lunch until mid-afternoon. After an early evening swim, this is the first lull of the day and everyone’s still too full to have the dinner I prepared. How do you moms do it? Hats off to you!
- 3 pounds ripe sweet cantaloupes
- 7/8 cup sugar