|Last year's summer...they all have grown!|
Since yesterday our children are off to happy summer days. Traveling plans, hatched out many long months ago, came finally true, our youngest one at sleep away camp for the first time. Our next older daughter away in Europe.
What are parents to do without kids? Enjoy the gift of extra time.
No calls for this and that, no breakfast on time, not too much laundry, reading on the deck without being mocked for spending yet another boring hour with a book?!
Spending time with friends at a spontaneous dinner invitation? Heavenly!
Out in town with my husband, not caring for timely returns home to make sure everybody is off to bed....in other words: A few precious weeks of childless, care free summer days.
Do not get me wrong, we love to spend time with our growing children, but after a year of parental chores, checking, cleaning, cooking, prepping and grooming, we are as much in need of a break as our beloved offspring, who are telling us gleefully, that spending time away from everybody in the family is the best thing that happened since last year at this time....
And so, here we are, happy as kids in a candy store, enjoying the well deserved break from parental responsibilities.... until a phone call early this Sunday morning wakes us from sweet innocent slumber: Our son cannot find his contact lenses, please advise....
And off I go, explaining in detail where I stashed the goods in his massive trunk...
Never a dull moment!
Happy summer days to all!