Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I'm at that point in the school year where dealing with 4 sets of homework every night seems to outweigh the benefits of having the kids in school. It's always right about now when the balance tips.
When I forget all the stuff I wrote last August about how I was out of ideas, out of steam, out of patience.
Right now, I'm looking forward to summer. Sleeping in. Making pancakes. Picking strawberries. Hanging out at the pool.
This could be my last summer at home full-time. And just writing that makes my eyes well up. Yes, there's fighting. It's a nearly impossible challenge to find activities that appeal to everyone. There's too much TV and junk food some days.
But there's also fireflies and swim meets. Cookouts and sparklers. Shorts, sunscreen, Italian ice.
It's priceless really - getting the chance to live summer through the eyes of my kids.
Six months from now, I'll be pulling my hair out, but between now and then? All kinds of good stuff will unfold. And I'm going to do my best to appreciate every second of it.
inspired by Chris
see also, Lisa Belkin and Anna Quindlen (tissue alert!)