Monday, June 20, 2011
Day Sixteen - Expectations
I think one of my favourite things about the upcoming season is the lack of expectations. Routines fall by the wayside and the days fill up with so many possibilities when lunch doesn't have to come at the exact time every day. Bedtime comes later just because the sun has tricked us again into thinking it was earlier than it really is. Pjs stay on longer in the mornings and can even be worn as the kids forget their shoes and rush out into the backyard. Without school, my kids are stuck with each other and are already realizing how much fun they can have. I am very much looking forward to this summer and so many nights like the one in these pictures that were taken after a leisurely dinner in the backyard, bowls on laps for us and the kids eating sandwiches and veggies at the top of their play structure. When we came in for the kids' bath and story before sleep, everyone got the giggles and one crazy thing led into the next. I don't even remember if it was a school night or not, with only eight days left, who's really keeping track.
But at the same time, I'm itching always for projects and deadlines. I feel good right now with about three short range projects to keep me going for the upcoming months. I'm hoping this summer with be a perfect balance of relaxing while continuing to work towards a few goals, what I will expect of myself and my writing.