This summer we purposely slowed down. Like 1980 summer slow. And it’s been incredible. We spent many of our slow summer days splashing around the pool, playing endless hours of trains, dreaming, and talking. Lots of talking. Like, days on end, talking.
The story telling around here has been pretty amazing. Lengthy, but amazing. There was one day on our vacation when a “quick story” ended 3 hours later. I’m not even kidding you.
When I was a kid, my mom said I never stopped to breath. Talk, talk, talk. That’s what I was good at. So, it really comes as no surprise that Miles is chatty like his mama. And I love it.
Last week Miles started Kindergarten. My heart was full, my eyes were teary, and to be honest, I was a little (ok who am I fooling, a lot) excited for the break. As much as we all enjoyed our lazy, slow summer days, our family craves structure, schedule, routine. We thrive in having a plan. Not to say we didn’t work hard (all of us) on being flexible this summer, but getting back to a routine is a good thing.
At the beginning of the summer when I announced my little plan, Mark looked at me like I had 3 heads. I wanted to pause work life, slow everything (and everyone) down, and spend at least one summer with my kids having fun. Mission accomplished.
Now, it’s time to get back to work and school, which is more than welcomed at this point. But on my coffee breaks, I’ll be over here scrolling through photos and soaking up every last ray of sunshine. And trying to remember every detail to that Captain Smee story that lasted an entire day. 😉