This summer feels like a continuous loop of sun soaked days of pool and t-ball and bikes and sidewalk chalk. After the kids are in bed, I usually curl up with my knitting or a good book and think about all the things I need to accomplish the next day (a trip the grocery store this month wouldn’t be a terrible idea) and then we have another day where my list goes right out the window and we spend more time playing than doing anything productive.
Lest I present too idyllic of a picture, I do have two children at home who are siblings and prone to all the squabbles and bickering of an 8 and 6 year old who spend almost all day every day together. My children are swarthy-level tan and eat most of their meals either at the pool or the baseball fields. Basically, I will not be winning any awards for diet or sunscreen application and there are times when I want to bop their heads together repeatedly, but it’s not -40° and summer doesn’t last forever.