so this kind of feels like our first REAL week of summer. since we were gone 2 of the first 3 weeks with only 5 days home in between.
summer is always a transition for me. and i know we'll get in a groove. but it's been a challenging week for me...i miss being with pat (and my family!)...i have even less time to myself than usual...my kids need to eat all.day.long...i have lists and all kinds of things that piled up these first 3 weeks of summer...and i want to establish some routines in our day (chores, schoolwork) to keep us all sharp and productive. i also want to have fun and plan some special days...but don't even have time to fold the laundry we create! it's just overwhelming.
i go back and forth between wanting to just ignore all the lists and tasks and just LIVE 100%...but we've done that for 3 weeks...and we have to regroup and work and be still some, too.
trying to find that balance. all while they are looking to me for direction every minute of every day.
we jumped back into life at home with swim team (for 5), horse camp (for 1) and tennis camp (for 1) every day. my car has put some SERIOUS miles on it this week.
bailey has transitioned from this: