I'm sitting here playing around on the computer, avoiding all of the other things that need to be done. Enjoying the last hour of quiet before the crazies are home for the summer. :)
Truthfully, I'm so looking forward to it. I need a little craziness in my life to keep me balanced. The alone thing is so hard. When they are at school all day, I long for them to be home. During the summer they are home all day and things are louder, busier and just plane crazier - but- when night comes and they are all tucked in bed - or piled in the living room, crashed on the couches - I lay down my head down exhausted but fulfilled.
How quickly time has passed. Next year I'll have one starting 10th grade - High School. He's already talking about driving. Josh will be in 8th grade - on his own, without his brother there. Not that they hang out together at school, but just knowing that your brother is there is nice. Sara will be in 4th grade. That doesn't seem too old in comparison, but she's my baby. She's my pool buddy, my library buddy - just my little girl. How long before she's off doing teenage things?
This summer I'll be cherishing all of the moments - even the crazy ones - and packing them away in my heart. :)
Note to self - read this post several times during the summer. Especially those times when you are tired, grumpy and want to pull your hair out - or someone else's.