…you always leave too soon.
This summer, we decided we needed to take it easy after a very full year. Last year we sold our house and moved into a house that needed a lot of work, so that kind of overtook our summer.
Usually I feel like I need to fill up at least a few weeks with things so my kiddos don’t get bored. I went ahead embraced boredom this summer. We had just a small handful of planned things, one of which was two weeks of swim lessons and the last week didn’t happen since our town was flooded in July. They spent a lot of time making up their own games, playing with friends, riding their bikes, and going swimming. Hopefully, they’ve created some brain space for all the things they have to learn this year.
Every year, one of my favorite interior design bloggers writes about the summers she has left with her boys. She wrote about it again this year here I always think about this now. How many summers do each of my kids have left at home? And even less summers left where I have little ones who want to play outside, make mud pies, and catch frogs.
I’m glad we took it slow. It still went by way too fast. My girls start 1st and 5th grade next week. They are excited to go back, so I am happy about that at least.
And no, it hasn’t been a perfect summer with everyone playing happily all day long, and the hours seem long some days. But I am never in a rush to get them back into the classroom. I know I will get more work done next week, and suddenly I will feel a lot more focused (and I do enjoy my quiet work days!) but my favorite part of the day will be collecting them all from school and daycare and heading home to spend the evening with my family (can you tell I’m a homebody?).
There’s still a few days left and I’m going to enjoy them before the busyness of Fall overtakes us!