I Can’t Wait For My Kids To Go Back To School – And Other Things Whiny Mom’s Say

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Have you become a WHINY Mom?

Let’s face it – Some Mom’s Get Whiny.  It is like listening to a child when they are tired, uncomfortable, or being selfish.  No one likes wo listen to a whiner.   And it is a form of complaining.

Every Summer – I hear some of the same things from other Mom’s.  And I can’t turn my ears off fast enough.

When we sit down and listen to WHAT we are saying, and the real reason behind WHY we are saying things – It all boils down to –

1.) The Overflow of the Heart

2.)Are we taking our thoughts captive?

Have you become a whining mom?  Maybe this will be a hard post to read?  It was easy hard to write – Because I have had to change some of my overflow as well.

1.)I Cannot wait for summer to be over and my kids to go back to school! – This is THE hardest thing for me to ever hear a mom say while in the throws of summer break.  ( Considering I homeschool my children all year long – and we spend 24 hours or more a day together.  )  If you find yourself saying or thinking this – Ask yourself – WHY?  Usually when a mom makes this comment she follows up by saying – They are ALREADY driving me crazy, and summer has just begun.

Sad. The reality – You don’t enjoy the little or big people’s attitudes –  that YOU have allowed.

Maybe this summer it is time to change a little of that.  Making time to re-create their environment, and refining some character.

Summer is THE perfect time to  Make a Happy Home.  Look at all of  the time you have on your hands!

2.)My Children are always bored, and always have to be entertained! –   Perhaps throughout the school year, you have set “the bar,” of daily activities so high, that your children do not have much creativity left inside of them?

All children are born with a creative bent.  It is our job- – Moms –  to encourage and grow this in them.

Summer hands so many opportnities of open air, free time, and endless ideas to encourage our children to not be bored.

(Perfect remedy for boredom – a list of chores and responsibilities.)

3.)All my kids do with their free time is fight with each other! – Perhaps this summer – It is time to GET SERIOUS about relationships and character.  Search out ways to find a peaceful means to creating a loving relationship between your children.  Being at school all day long – they are not use to being peacemakers, and looking at their siblings as friends.   Find a friend that can stand by you and cheer you on through this process.  It might be a little challenging to un-do the behavior that has been a habit for so long.

Moms – Ask yourself – Deep down…Have I become a WHINER?  Are there things that I say, and actions I display that are childish and complaining?

Perhaps there are other areas of Motherhood that have found you to be in drudgery over?

Can I share with you – YOU are NOT Alone!

Mom’s get weary. And Summer can be a challenge if you are not used to spending full days with your children.

I want to encourage you to persevere through the challenges, and think on this –

Your children are always listening.  They have heard you whine about THEM.  How must this make them feel?

Gather your courage, dig deep into your spirit, and call on the Lord for strength this summer. 

It doesn’t have to be drudgery – It can be the most amazing summer with your children you have ever had!

Let’s do this moms! Be on the look- out for new post series on making summer special!


I have to be real here.  I DO get tired.  Summer CAN be long.  Being a mom is a lot of hard work. I live this every day.

This post is about sharing the real life hard days. We all have REAL moments of despair, weary from whining children.. But, perhaps – rather than having an outlook of constant negativity- that overflowing into a whining spirit..We could mold our spirits into positive words.

There really are whiners – moms that have a disgruntled attitude about the entire summer.  And they are sure to tell you all summer long.

This is not about every day shares, concerns, and hard to handle situations.  You are weary mom, and I understand this so well.

One of my readers was right – We need to love those that are going through such hard days.

Let’s pray for each other friends?   I pray for you, my blog readers – as mom’s,  that we will hold one another up in encouragement and words of edification.

How can I help you with your summer challenges?

What will make this summer different for you and your children?






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    June 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I have heard many a mom say #1 and I cannot fathom how it can be!  They cannot fathom homeschooling/being with their children 24/7.  It’s a draw and time to move on to what we might have in common.  At our house, we love our summers together and the freedom to have fun with days just waiting for adventures, “doing nothing” together, and refreshing our spirits that have had days filled with lessons and schedules the rest of the year.  Great post!

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    June 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Im just gonna nitpick your choice of words September…in kindness. You said that the little ones are kids that YOU created…gotta say. WE dont create anything. God created…I believe that had you said they were kiddos created by God and blessed to us for these short few years..or something like that. May have been better. 🙂 love the new blog tho! Very encouraging! And I for one, LOVE summer break! Time to PLAY!!-

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    June 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    There must be a lot of this complaining/whining going around right now.. because in turn I’ve seen a lot of complaining about others’ complaining. Vicious cycle. (Your post was the nicest and least hostile of all I’ve read, the others lacked grace, understanding and practicality) You’re right, it is sad because there is fun to be had. I wouldn’t wish away this season with my kids for anything.. it passes too quickly as it is.

    Personally I’ve heard this stuff uttered by friends/acquaintances a few times. I tend to offer a hug rather than get too annoyed or disappointed with them because I’m just grateful that they are being real with their discouragement rather than pretend to be a super mom who never yearns for quiet time or wishes someone else would play peacemaker for just one day. Is it the best attitude to express to their kids? No. Is it possible that their slip of selfishness on bad days is no worse than the log of selfishness in my own eye? Certainly. Prayer, hugs and encouragement can go a long way in the mom community. I’d suggest some mommy prayer partners to add to your list of advice.

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      June 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you friend.  Great words!  Edited my post. Blessings!

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    kathi bailey
    June 14, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    i hear #1 a lot. it’s hard to take. (moving on) i’m guilty of #2 a lot. i had a chat with my sister a few weeks ago, and it’s something we’re both working on. #3 … well, let’s just say, it happens daily. i have to constantly remind myself to pay full attention to who is doing what and why. not enough sleep? attention? too much sugar? or just plain rottenness, and some little person needs to get their heart right.

    with so many children, i wonder … how do you create ‘summer fun’ without spending lots of money … or having to leave home everyday?  (that’s how you can help me)


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      June 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Kathi – Great comments!   It IS hard and convicting to be a mom at all times.  I enjoyed reading your comment – so refreshingly honest, and encouraging to all of us to just keep moving forward.  I will post some summer ideas soon!  Stay tuned!  🙂

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    kathi bailey
    June 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    PS … I can’t find you on Instagram 🙁

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    Traci Michele
    June 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Wonderful post!  I was just thinking this the other night when I whine and then complain about my children whining.  I always tell my little ones that when they are whining they have an unthankful spirit and attitude that Jesus doesn’t like.  Same with me!  That was convicting. 🙂  Love, Traci Michele @Ordinary Inspirations

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    June 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I have girls who fight.  And we homeschool, so I’m not talking a summer break frustration.  This would be the one thing that causes me more frustration than anything.  I want them to love one another and honor God in their relationship.  And often they do.  But when they go at it, it’s fierce.  I have tried so many tactics from letting them work it out to calling time outs and having them write scripture repetitively.  What specifically have you done to build character in your children?  I truly admire when I see your kids taking care of each other, the job you have done.

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    June 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

    That always bothers me too…probably because my parents hated when we went back to school, and so did we.

    There’s also a Christmas carol, I can’t think of it now, that says something about not being able to wait for school to start again.

    I think one of the things that people forget, Doug Wilson touches on this in different sermons, that we need to raise our children so that they ARE enjoyable to be around…that is our responsibility. 

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