Summer has dawned...blossomed...EXPLODED into my life!
What I mean, of course, is that it is the first day of NO SCHOOL! It's the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER INSANITY....oh...I mean VACATION.
It's rainy, of course....perfect sleeping in weather...except my 10 year old Timmy set his alarm for 5:35 (a.m.) because he doesn't want to "waste his life." Fine with me except that, despite the fact that it goes off 18 inches from his head, it never wakes him up and one of us has to get up and go turn it off!
In the last 18 hours we've had a bonfire, sleepovers, chocolate chip pancakes, water gun fights, trampoline accidents, all house tag, balloons (which are great in theory and obnoxious in reality), nerf gun wars, kids and neighbors all over the place and generally all out chaos. AND I LOVE IT! IT'S SUMMER.
If you don't believe me, ask my friend Lisa who came over this morning for a quiet catch-up chat...which was delightful but NOT quiet. Next time we're going to her house....where it's quiet...and clean....and there's not bacon grease on the floor...
To top it all off, the girls decided to put on old home videos..the ones I still have on old VHS tapes. So on top of the real live laughing, and yelling and chasing, there's the laughing and yelling and chasing on the television...even my own voice telling kids to "slow down" and "put on your jacket." It's strangely comforting. I'm in my zone.
Now...about therapy. I'll be starting a mother support group after I snap...probably in about three days. Stay tuned.
And thank you Lisa for bringing a bit of sanity to my life this morning! I'm clinging to it. It takes me a couple of weeks to adjust, so you might need to come back! I'll pay you in coffee!