Time Flies, But Where Does It Go?
How can it be we are already into the month of June??? I feel like I blinked and missed a few months. Without a doubt, I am not the only one wondering where April and May have gone. It must be something about the weather during those previous months that makes me feel like I have been cheated of a spring and rushed headlong into summer. I have been feeling “out of whack” and I finally figured out a few reasons why. 1) We are undertaking our first remodeling project and have so much to do before it finally starts. 2) I’ve lined up several summer activities for my children and have to admit I might have gone a bit overboard. 3) This is the last summer I have before my oldest child hits a milestone. It’s the last summer I have before my baby girl enters new territory as a kindergartner. (And it’s the first summer we strictly focus on a good nightly sleep schedule.)
The fact we have yet to start our house remodeling project probably plays a large role in my level of anxiety right now. While the delay is actually working to our favor, the desire to get the whole thing off the ground is starting to eat at me and my husband. We are completely confident in our contractors, but we’re nervous about the initial “dig” into the basement. But more importantly, I think we’re unsure about disrupting our “regular life” as the next few months will revolve around chaos!
The other night I went to bed and thoughts of summer activities kept floating through my head. I have signed my daughter up for a few summer camps at the Childrens Museum. (I considered sending my son since he is old enough, but he has miles to go when it comes to willingly letting Mom leave him.) Both children are signed up for the summer session in gymnastics starting later this month. I added something new to the schedule this year. My daughter is playing tee-ball, and thankfully it’s only one night a week during the month of June–and it’s also right in Kenesaw. I would also like to get the kids signed up for swimming lessons in July. It’s important to me and my husband that the kids have the swimming background both of us lack. And as I write this, I’m sure I’ve neglected at least one activity. It will probably be something that sneaks up on me at the last minute. At this point my head is doing its own form of swimming!
I have started the countdown to school. I can’t let my daughter know this, but I think I’m going to have a little withdrawal. As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been with my kids almost every minute of every day. I don’t mean to sound obsessive by any means. I just think it will be a bigger adjustment for me than for her. I’m going to be the one crying my eyes out as she heads out her first day!
And on top of all this is our regular farming schedule. It’s the busy time of year for my husband, and he‘s been behind due to recent rains. Thankfully, as I write this, he is getting caught up which means a better mood for all!
Just the other day my daughter asked when we were going on vacation. What?!?! Who has time for a summer vacation with a crazy schedule like ours???
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