Winding Down

Friday, August 29, 2014



Happy Friday! This is officially our last weekend of summer break. This summer, while long and hot and pretty much perfect, has gone by in the blink of an eye. I have felt crazy busy but I am not sure exactly what I have done. My summer to-do list has a few measly check-marks, actually I am not sure I even finished writing that list. The other day while I was doing a little cleaning around the house and thinking a string of random thoughts something caught my attention and I realized in that moment that it was the first time I felt really present in a long time. You know those moments in life where everything is visceral, all of your senses are picking up on everything around you - the way your clothes feel against your skin, the way the air smells, the sounds outside your window, your feet planted on the ground. And you know it's a moment in time that you will later reference to remember a period of time in your life. I tend to have those more often. And I love those moments best because they are the dots that we connect to make life's memories. So the realization that I hadn't had one in far too long was a little bothersome.  It's something I need to give more thought to, this whole keeping things at arms length thing I have been doing lately. Maybe despite my love of the sun and hot weather I just need a little rain here and there. But I shall fear not, it is coming, and soon!

Last night we had open house for M+L's kindergarten class, and if you all thought I was already a little sappy about my babies growing up, boy howdy, you should have seen me after that. All the other kids looked twice their size and I couldn't help but repeatedly doing the math in my head to make sure they really were 6! My awesome parenting moment was getting a little verklempt in the car and M+L comforted me saying "we'll always be your babies mama, even when we are big." Isn't that all suppose to the other way around? Me comforting them. Still, my heart about burst. They know what's up. But whether I am ready or not (which we will obviously go with the not on that one) they are so ready. They don't need my pep talks because they are beyond excited to go to school. With all of that said this weekend I think we are just going to hunker down, talk about all the exciting and glorious days ahead at school and enjoy the fleeting long days of summer while they last. Do you have any end of summer plans for the long weekend?

7 comments:

  1. Awww kiddos - they're growing up so fast. Big hugs Christine and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for their first day of school next week

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  2. It's always moving to read you talking about the kids. You'll all be fine, you'll just have to make room for the even more wonderful moments that will come and which will add up to the beautiful memories you already have. Have a wonderful weekend, Christine!

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  3. i love how you describe those vesceral moments - the ones that connect to form memories - so beautiful and TRUE! it seems that during transitions (like the changing seasons) is when we often find the opportunity to reassess our life and bring awareness to the things that matter. have a fabulous weekend, friend. xo

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  4. aww, how sweet. it's going to be one great adventure for all of you :)

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  5. Oh man, *I* burst into tears at "We'll always be your babies." Simultaneously, my ovaries exploded. Geez louise, they aren't even my babies and I'm a sap about them growing up! I can't imagine how you are doing!! I guess you've had practice with Fisher, right? I echo Petra, it's going to be a great adventure. Have a great weekend lovey! xoxo

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  6. awww m+l are such good ones! they are such gems and so sweet that they were consoling you <3

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  7. Awww my goodness. You have got two very good little munchkins there Christine. I can't believe they are ready for "big school" - sending you lots of hugs for that first day. It's so good that they have got each other.

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