|The photos not blurry, it was so HOT and humid on the first day of school that my camera kept fogging up!|
The kiddos started school last week. I have mixed emotions about it. Part of me loved the “crazy mixed up” part of the summer, and part of me was just ready for this summer to be over with.
I realized this summer that the days of ”laying around the house” and “just go chill” somewhere are over for us for a while. My kids are just getting to old to have a completely commitment free summer.
The reading lists and chore charts got thrown out the window after a few weeks. We just never had 2 days in a row that were the same so we could have a schedule. Always trying to run someone here, or pick up someone there… Girls camp, field hockey, scouts, a working teenager, extended family and a whole lot of fun, occupied our entire summer. Which is not a bad thing at ALL. Just different that I am used to in the past.
So now we begin what I call hurry up and wait season… Hurry up to get a kid to practice, then sit around and wait for them to finish before you hurry up and take them to the next thing. Any time I get overwhelmed or frustrated by the craziness I think of how much my kids have learned and grown from being involved in church, sports and their schools. It’s a good thing…
With school does come a bit of familiarity. There is comfort in routine. Ironically I am more productive when I have more things to do (go figure). I’ve already got lots of fun ideas so share with you this Fall! My sketch book is full of doodles, drawings, photos & torn out pages just waiting to be made into reality. Sewing, scrapbooking, decorating and a few curve balls too! Any little “bloggy break” I took over the summer is over and now it’s time to get back to business.