I so did not plan to take the summer off from blogging. But, besides just a handful of posts, I did.
Last summer I felt like I had so much more extra time for blogging than during the school year.
This summer, it was the exact opposite. I don't think I had any extra moments for blogging AT ALL. It was non-stop running from ball games to fun activities to just getting through the work day.
And, despite how society says I am supposed to feel, I am actually pretty happy that my boys are back in school. Of course I miss having them at home. Of course I feel pangs of sadness at time passing so quickly. But I am also so very happy to have my own time again. I have had my days of peeling grapes, potty training, story times and play dates. I enjoyed them, I will miss them, but I don't want to do them again. The last couple of days I have wistfully watched parents with small children and realize that that part of my life is over. It is a bit sad, but it is also very exciting. I have two big boys that are self-sufficient and now I can have fun with them, talk with them, and enjoy seeing the people they are becoming. They are also small enough that they still hold my hand, want me to read with them or cuddle before bed and laugh at goofy stuff. This will be the only year they are at the same school. It is going to be so fun and I intend to try and slow down and enjoy it as much as possible.