Monday, August 16, 2010
Ode to Summer
This summer has been perfect.
Oh sure, we've had not-listening days and call-Ben-at-work-to-come-home-and-get-these-damn-kids days and just generally bored days, but mostly? We've had a wonderful summer.
Lots of playing at the park, hanging out in our jammies all day, going to the gym whenever's convenient. Lots of ice cream breaks.
Maybe I am just nostalgic because the pool closes in the 2 weeks and I have exactly 2 days left of Nothing To Do. Although, I am am actually really excited about this week. I have a few things to attend to at my office, and I am finally getting a haircut (for the first time since February-- the growing out process has been brutal), and I am getting a pre-semester massage, so no grueling work going on. Oh! I do have to get a new ID because I have been using my old student ID, but I need a grown up one so I'll stop getting turned away at the gym, but I don't want to get rid of my old ID because I got it right afterr we got home from our honeymoon and I changed my name, and my hair was super long and streaky, and I was so damn pretty and young. But, alas.
Next week is training week for the TAs, which means I am on campus every waking hour which is also fun because that's not the way I usually work. After a summer of sloth, it is fun to dress up and lunch out and come home at the end of the day for my scotch and recliner. (Kidding.)
Then we have an odd half week of class (classes start on Thursday the 2nd) which is going to be a leeeeeeetle tricky because preschool doesn't start until the following week. But then! Preschool! My regular school schedule! Plenty of time for sloth every week! Pumpkin spice lattes! Win!
I am finally, it seems, in a place to reflect on the magic of summer because we've almost made it!
Here's Harry posing next to his 15-foot alphabet puzzle
Jack scaling some playground equipment
Jack looking like he's about to jump.