Friday, May 27, 2011
*Bonus points to whoever can name the entertainer that sings that song...without googling it.
I can in no way promise that this will be my last weepy-teary-mah baybee is goin to big school post. I know it gets old.
But it's what I'm dealing with here. I've noticed several people (myself included) talking on facebook and blogs about sending their child (or grandchild) off to pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade, jr, high, high school, or college. So yesterday I came to a decision that I would live every.day this summer; just live it up to the fullest extent. That doesn't mean spend a lot of money entertaining my kids every waking moment of the day. It means, spend quality time (my love language, btw!) doing things together and making memories.
I grew up in Houston and if there is one thing south Texas does right (it does a lot of things right actually...not the least of which is green sauce ) it's summer. Yeah, it's hot but people love what that means. It means swimming mostly; plus beaches and grilling, and vacations. I think that's why I love the summer months so much.
So this summer, I vow to do it all with my kids. Swim, play in the sprinkler, go to the spray ground; eat watermelon, smores, ice cream cones, peach cobbler and popsicles; mix the dirt with sticky fingers, spend time with friends and family, play outside every night, ride bikes, go to the park, stay up late, and just, in general, live it up this summer.
My kids will still go to summer preschool (they need it...oh, how they need it) but other than that, we are living free and easy. And I love the possibilities.
Bring it, summer. We're ready.
Two side notes:
1. Cheri, Kendall is wearing one of the adorable outfits you gave her in the above picture. In the sprinkler. I blame it on her dad who was supervising at the time.
2. Yes, that is our neighbor's house in the background. The fence that separates our homes got blown over. Colin put up a new fence, thank goodness. That view was killing me.