Well, no, actually it has not been a hot summer. It’s been rather on the cool side truthfully.
But it’s been long and mean that in the most wonderful and positive way.
It has been one of those summers that I always wanted but was too fearful, I suppose, to have or let happen. But with the kids getting older and a wee more independent (although trying to take a shower alone still won’t happen as I will be asked “what does t-h-a-t spell?” while mid-shampoo) it is important for me to enjoy this summer. I know that. And, thank goodness, I have been.
Yesterday I saw a friend and she asked me what I and we have been doing all summer. And you know what? I honestly had to think.
It was not the “Oh we’ve been soooo busy I can not even think what we’ve done as we’ve rushed from camp to after-camp activities to bed” answers.
My answer was simple: “Wow, we’ve just been relaxing, having a few play dates, going grocery shopping, riding bikes, reading books and all around lounging.”
Last week when we received our school information packet and it suddenly hit home. This summer is almost over.
It sounds funny, even to me, to say that after three months with the kids that I don’t want to see them go back to school.
The initial few days passed by oh so very slowly and then suddenly, at about the halfway mark of break, times began to slip away. And now I look at the last week before school begins and think “Wow, where has the time gone?”
I will sip my coffee this cloudy and quiet Friday morning and take the day as it comes.
It will just be Buddha and me when they are back at school. Heavens, I will miss those kids of mine when they are gone – and I think Buddha will, too.