This last week has consisted of your normal summer activities with two young kids. We’ve played 100 games of Monopoly Junior and even more games of UNO. Sometimes we even play where we only deal out the “special” cards (as the kids call them) so we can skip and reverse to our hearts content.
It’s been awesome.
We’ve been to the pool. We’ve stayed in our jammies until noon (or later!). We’ve been to the library and started reading “The BFG” as a family. We’ve eaten hot dogs and macaroni and cheese for dinner. We’ve had a LOT of ice cream. The kids have tried to learn the Whip/Nae Nae. We’ve had dance parties and played pretend.
In fact, my most favorite moments from this last week involved me acting as my standard imaginary character, Mrs. Fluffypants. E was Princess Doctor Tiana and A was Mr. Wee Wee. This game has gone on for hours over the course of several days, with us just making stuff up as we go along.
Everything has been as it should be during these long, summer days. Yes, there was whining. Yes, a few tantrums were had (by every member of the family, including me). But it was also perfect in every way. Without school work or the rush of getting to camp, we’ve been able to take each day as it comes. I’ve been relaxed and happy…oh so very happy.
Not every week/day can be like this. In fact, just yesterday, I was ready to give my children to the highest bidder. But when you get them…these perfectly ordinary days, you have to stop and take notice. Because school will be starting sooner than we think. My work schedule will pick back up.
So for now I’m going to enjoy this slow pace. I hope you all get to enjoy some of it too!