My word, where do I begin?
Summer is slipping away from me. Some days, it makes me want to cry. Other days, I feel a sense of anticipation within me just thinking about fall that makes me want to burst. Tonight, all 5 of us were in the family room doing our own thing and I just blurted out: “I love halloween!” I do. At one point in my life I tried to hide my love for halloween because others constantly reminded me how evil it is. Foolish, I know. I decided one day to not listen to those people any more, so world, I love halloween. I may already have all of the little ones costumes purchased.
The littlest E has been so fussy and clingy. At this moment, he’s my number one frustration and my number one joy. He has a tooth on the way and although it’s such a teeny tiny thing, it’s causing so much grief. I’m holding him a lot and I’m not going to lie, I live for his afternoon nap so I’m able to actually get dressed and use the restroom.
The big E’s start school soon. The other day, I found myself a bit depressed about the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. I looked out our front window with eyes that were heavy and a bit teary. Then, I nearly slapped myself when I realized just how silly this end of summer depression of mine is. I can’t change time. I can’t make the seasons magically halt. But, I can change my emotions and my thoughts. I decided to wouldn’t spend my final days of summer vacation walking around with a sad face. I decided to embrace the last few days of summer and remind myself that before I know it, we will be back in our school routine and all will be well.
This week we plan on meeting teachers. I’m taking my girl to have her nails done before her first day of kindergarten. We want to bake a few dozen cookies just because. Complete a few crafts and watch a few more movies. We’ll take our evening walks as usual and stay up way too late. And last but not least, I’ll get school clothes ready, I’ll pack lunches and write lunch notes, we’ll read “The Kissing Hand,” like we normally do, and I’ll tuck my 3rd grader and kindergardener in their littles beds before the big first day.
Thank you summer, you’ve been warm and wonderful, you’ve been sweet and sticky, you’ve been refreshing and exactly what we needed. Oh, and your sunsets have been amazing, so thank you.