Welcome Summer!


It is 3:15 p.m. and all the children rush outside. The excitement is contagious… SUMMER IS HERE! The parents are excited… NO MORE LUNCHES… maybe if I am lucky, I’ll get to sleep till 8:30 a.m. when Sanj is leaving for work. I can’t wait. Report cards came home…. everyone passes. Grade 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8 next year!

I am not really that person that wonder’s where time has gone… I know. I love summers when they pace is slower, no socks needed, just grab whatever you find clean or somewhat clean and off you go. Whether it is to the golf course, looking for bugs, riding on the bike or a day at the beach… that is what being a kid is all about. I love it. Welcome summer.

Popsicle juice dripping down the chin and on the shirt, scabs all over the body from those pesky mosquitoes, sweaty heads, watermelon seed contests… welcome summer.

I will miss the time hanging out with my friends in the circle… I will miss my quieter afternoons while Josh naps (I wonder if I can issue naps every afternoon, despite your age…), I will miss quiet lunches…welcome summer.

I am thankful for my sons. I am thankful for the time that summer gives us to really connect and hang out. I am thankful that they still want to do that. Although I am going to have more competition this summer with that golf course!

I am so thankful that Josh will not miss his brothers while they are off at school. He loves them so much.

I am so thankful that we live where we can appreciate the four seasons. Welcome summer!

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