Hot weather, plants drooping, cicadas rattling. A lull descends.
I’m off work for two weeks. Last week of school holidays, first week back at school. Cappers is soon to be a Kinder Kid! She is champing at the bit to get in there and give this school thing a go. Maxi is schlepping about the place, terrified to go back there because he’s been told he will have to ‘work’ in first grade. Not even ‘work hard’, just ‘work’. The threat of actual effort is enough to send him into his own kind of lull.
But I’m going to enjoy this time with my darling, crazy, needy, loving Tsunamis, oh yes I am!
This week I’m grateful for…
1. Our pool – I never thought I would come to love that great big water-sucking, algae-growing time-and-money-pit that came with the house. But when I see the Tsunamis leaping joyfully off the edge and swimming for hours like healthy, happy kids should… sheesh, yeah, I love it.
2. Bloggy friends – we meet so many fabulous people on these blogs of ours. It amazes me, then, that there are some people that you just ‘click’ with and you become firm friends even though you’ve apparently never met ‘in real life’. Sorry, um… this is our ‘real’ life, isn’t it? Or do I have another life somewhere that I’m unaware of? Spooky.
3. Our camera – Imagine not having 10000 images of our children on file!
[Image is of Cappers… look at me, Mum!]
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