We used the holiday today to have one last hurrah with summer. Goodbye summer, we have enjoyed every last bit of you! Really, does it get any better than a mixture of sand, chocolate chip cookies, and cheesy chips all over your face?
Yes, as a matter of fact it does.
Look at my 6 year old and 4 year old holding hands!
Watching my kids have the best of fun playing together will be what I remember most from this summer. My 6 year old summed it up a couple weeks ago as we drove home from the pool where he and his little sister had played together for 2 hours straight, "I like my sister!" he said.
We spent a lot of time together this summer. Fewer play dates, fewer camps, intentionally, so we could relax and enjoy less time running around and more time being together.
And it worked out mostly great. The kids fought a lot the first couple weeks of summer, but then it is like they worked it out and began playing together so well!
And now? I'm so behind on everything household related, but the memories of the summer being with my kids and allowing them so much time together, is so worth it!
And with the school year starting it is exciting to see the kids each getting a little world all their own in their perspective classes at school. A world where they are not the oldest, or the middle child, or the youngest. And then they can come home and share with each other the adventures of their day. I love hearing my son get in the car after school and eagerly ask his little sister what she did at preschool.
Yes Summer, you will be missed. But Fall? You're not too bad yourself. Afterall, it feels good to wear something besides a swimsuit or pajamas!
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