Wednesday, August 12, 2009

bittersweet

August is such a bittersweet month for me. I fully enjoy the beautiful weather (finally). I love watching my kids play, swim, sleep in, snuggle with the kids every morning, exercise daily, stay outside talking to my friends as late as I want, watch tv as late as I want, and be available to my entire family. While all this is going on, the reality that I have to be at work in a few weeks looms over me like a dark cloud each year. Don't get me wrong, I love my job. But, I really love summer vacation. I also love not having to correct papers, lesson plan, go to meetings, deal with the guilt of trying to fit in 'me' time after working all week, and feeling like my life is one big race.
I have so much work that has to be done at work. Am I there doing it all? Hardly. Finally it's hot out, and so I am playing the typical "maybe next week" game. Really, next week, I have to crack down, but for now...
I love watching the girls include Brady when they play house, school, daycare, or whatever.

I love taking the kids to the pool although this summer the opportunity hasn't presented itself often enough.
I can't get enough of watching Ryan make his brother smile all the time. I love watching Brady grow and change daily. His favorite thing right now is doing "SO BIG."

I love to watch Olivia dress up at any time of the day.
Do you see those two top teeth?

It doesn't help that the months of anticipation for our vacation is over too. That's okay, I guess. The six of us plan to do it again next year.
Until September 1, I plan to try and savor all the last moments of summer....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You've got the idea Bonnie, live in the moment because it is fleeting. --Christa VG

Tortorice's said...

Love the pics! I am jealous that you have summers off...

Vicky said...

The sound of "contentment" comes through very strong and that is a wonderful feeling. The kids all look so happy and well. So glad you get this time with them.

ABCDH said...

Even though I don't have to go back to work, the thought of my kiddies having to start school and all that that brings makes me want to put on the brakes and slow time down a bit.
Darn MN summers.

Erin said...

I am so glad you have a few more weeks of summer left. It always feels so weird to have to go back to MSUM so early. I just can't shake the "school should start after Labor Day" feeling that's ingrained in me.