We began the summer (read: expectation / responsibility free environment) by playing hooky from the last day of school to escape to soggy Cape Cod. It was blissful, wet or no. And as much as I tried (vowed) to maintain that level of la-de-da, do what we do when we want to do it without looking at the clock mentality at home, the stressors seem to creep in! And, before I knew it, I had managed not just to book us solid for a week, but to overbook a thing or two!
Old habits and all. *sigh* will.do.better! For, I know when the girls look back on this summer they will not remember my superior scheduling ability or feel accomplished by the number of posts I managed to get finished or even families touched by Share Southern Vermont’s outreach.
They will remember:Strawberry Picking...
and how amazing that fresh jam tasted!
And that mom made her FIRST PIE EVER that actually tasted quite good, but that she forgot to line the bottom of the stove with foil and it bubbled over. They will most probably also recall that mom exclaimed, "Thank goodness we don't have smoke detectors in the kitchen" (where - of course, we should) while opening every door and window within 12 feet. Yeah-- good times -- good memories!
Oh - and don't forget our 'borrowed' backyard. Looks sw-eet, yes? Seriously, our neighbor stopped and said, "I worked really hard to get the pool open and now all my kids are away at summer camp, so - use it, whenever you want, even if we aren't here!" Um...OK!
It's like having two of their favorite things...but not! Jumping on the tramp...
Swimming in the pool... um, I mean lounging!
Eating popsicles in the bathtub because it is Pouring Rain - AGAIN!
Hanging out in the boat, instead of on the lake, because...well - you guessed it...MORE RAIN!
Oh, and who can forget Comedian's face when Grandma lit a sparkler on the 4th of July??
Balance…balance…family, ‘work’, posting, SSV, commenting – oops, just fell of the beam again!
Here’s to summer. Here’s to memory making. Here’s to time well spent!!
Now, be sure to check out what the rest of the class is showing.