I’ve been feeling a lull in my craftiness over the summer and I find that kind of ironic. Summer brings to mind memories of lazy days and fun crafts. But we’ve been so busy with all of this other “stuff” this summer. I’ve only got 3 weeks left until my kiddos go back to school and I’m torn between wanting to do back to school stuff – prep a lunch box cabinet, weed through their clothes to see what fits, get school day schedules printed – and wanting to cram in all of the summer craftiness and laziness that we just didn’t get around to – the tie dying, the shell painting, the bike riding, scavenger hunts and reading under trees. We’re running out of time! It feels like we’re always running out of time though. Having two pokey kids doesn’t help that matter. Perhaps it’s time to hit the pinterest boards and find something simple to do tomorrow morning…
BK (before kids): the dishwasher was emptied and all dirty dishes were added before I ever left the house.
AK (after kids): it’s 3:00 and there are still half eaten waffles and syrup sitting on plates next to my kitchen sink.
There’s no point here. Just an observation.
This post is brought to you in part by our cat who graciously woke me at 4 this morning by shutting my bedroom door only to complain loudly that the bedroom door was shut. Thank you Eddie for the early morning wake up call.
Oh my goodness, I was just looking through blog posts and realized that it’s been well over a month since I posted anything. My last post was a beer break as we geared up for the end of school. And here it is, over half way through July already.
I was hoping that a summer schedule change would mean more time for writing and blogging and projects and all of the things my mind told me would lead to a better version of me but that hasn’t really happened. Why is it that we moms are so quick to put our stuff on the back burner? Or is that just me? And is it necessarily a bad thing? I mean, yeah, I wanted to exercise every day and have a schedule that fit everything in so I could go to sleep feeling accomplished and wake (sometime AFTER 4) feeling refreshed and ready to start the day but in our chaos, we’ve still had a pretty great summer so far.
We got to the beach. And had a family sleep over. And rode bikes. And took swim lessons. And went to a baseball game and a movie and fireworks. We had picnics and playdates and dance recitals and caught fireflies. We went to a parade and to camp and to a play and a car show. Never mind that we left an Elsa doll behind at the beach or that the bikes are all just a bit too small because we haven’t gotten around to getting new ones yet. Or that my almost-five-year-olds gets super cranky when she’s up past her bed time even at a play. Or the fact that we may or may not have spent a week eating PB&Js for lunch because it’s the easiest thing to pack for the pool while still yelling at everyone to hurry up so we’re not late for swim lessons.
When I think about it, we’ve really crammed a lot into our first half of the summer. And now that the spectre of the school year is looming over us again, we’ll be sure to cram even more into our last remaining weeks of summer. Time is fleeting and sometimes I think that the more we do, the faster it seems to go but we’ve got a lot of wonderful things to look back on. And even more to look forward to! Now somebody toss me the bread, I’ve got PB&Js to make!
Both of my kiddos will be done with school by the end of the week (last schools in the county. Woohoo. ) so I’m gearing up for a schedule change. I’m hoping the new schedule gives me a little more time to focus on writing and blogging so hopefully you’ll see more regular posts soon.
How ’bout you? Is your summer gearing up or in full swing already?
Do you do any kind of summer fun list or list of a hundred for your kiddos?
Well… As you may have noticed, I did not post every day in May like I had hoped. Nablopomo is hard when life gets in the way. One of the prompts that I really liked from last month though was a photo prompt: nightlife. I found it kind of funny since 10 or 15 or 20 years ago, the picture that I would have posted would have been so much different from today. (And each from the other as well.)
When I initially read the prompt, I thought about kids or pets sleeping because that’s about the extent of my nightlife these days but last weekend while I was at camp (Yes grown up camp! It was awesome!) I took the picture I had been waiting for!
Hubby had a little trouble making this out initially. Do you? I can clearly see my delicious s’more set against a backdrop of a community campfire. What better kind of nightlife could I ask for on an almost-summer night?
I’m using a recycled prompt again today. This prompt was originally scheduled for 5-14. It goes a little something like this:
What place do you want to visit based solely on photos?
Two words: Bora. Bora.