(Not that I’m counting…)
The end can’t come soon enough as far as I’m concerned….it’s been a great school year but I’m craving summer and summer goals and being in charge of our own schedule again. My children are signed up for nothing this summer (just how I like it) and I have high hopes that this will be our “summer of reading.”
I’ll have to report on how many eye-rolls we get when I make that little announcement.
I had a little epiphany on Mother’s Day: I need to find a better balance between recording life around here and being right in the middle of it.
I choose right in the middle of it.
So this blog may be a little more sporadic for a while until I can find an intern (translated as a child…preferably one of my own) to help me keep up. I have so much backed up so we’ll see if I can find a quick way to post the latest adventures before too many of the new ones pass us by…they may all come in one day so watch out.
And the emails? If anyone has sent me one lately please do not be offended if I don’t get back to you. I am losing a valiant battle against those pesky things and I am opting to choose my family rather than being behind a computer all day. I’m going to let go of the guilt factor on those.
Mother’s Day was great, but the day after: not so much. I was in such a grumpy mood feeling like life was caving in on me. Plus Lucy has developed this high pitched whine that was like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I needed someone to come write things on my fingertips that I was doing ok on instead of basking in my shortcomings.
But even better I realized all I needed to do was glance at this beauty that Max gave me the day before to get my spirits up again: That is probably my most favorite Mother’s Day gift. Ever. He obviously worked hard on it and knew it would mean a lot to me that he would take the time to draw something so sweet and kind. (He will probably also keel over in embarrassment that I’m posting it, but I can’t help it…Elle did specifically write on her note not to post it on this blog so hers is tucked away safely 🙂
Oh man I love that boy who now towers over me:
On Mother’s Day I write a note to each of my children in my own handwriting. I write all about what they are up to and how I admire and adore them. I hope some day they will read them with their own children near and finally understand how much a mother (parent) can love.
On Mother’s Day I also draw a picture of our whole family (all my siblings and their families) for my Mom (see it up there?) It’s still a work in progress (my Mom knows how I run as far as being prompt is concerned), but at least I got the outline done.
Today I sent the “medium-girls” off to school armed with teacher gifts:I’m trying to be a little more on-the-ball this year instead of scrambling to get something to them on the last day. I know they deserve so much more than a Target gift card, but hey, some years there is a serious lack of creativity coming from this brain of mine.
Last year I used one of the ideas in the comments from creative blog readers at the end of this post to make this contraption for each teacher:
I hope that this year the teachers will feel of our love from the heart-felt notes my girls wrote for them to go with their gift cards. Seriously, how do you thank someone who has had so much positive influence on your child for a whole school year? I was actually at the school in tears yesterday talking to the nice ladies in the office about Lucy’s future teacher next year. Teachers have such an important role in the lives of my children and I can never, ever thank them enough for that.
Ok, enough babbling. But I’ll end with this: I am not loving this new blogspot posting layout stuff. Is anyone else having trouble with that?