|Caleb has it soooo easy around here|
I enjoyed every bit of this summer and my only regret is not getting out more. We just had a tough summer and couldn't do a whole lot. We had plans for different adventures around town but mostly stayed in and just hung out together. I CAN'T believe they are going back to school in just a few days. Sigh. I don't know. It just is so hard to think that they are gone ALLLLLLL day like that and don't get home till around 4pm. That's hardly any time I get with them.
|The girls put him in a padded basket w/ his|
favorite cereal and carried him around.
My days have NEVER EVER been busier than these last few weeks and I don't know why. More than just my kids being here. I think it's been more about decluttering and other odds and ends that are not part of a normal day. Another thing is I've been really focusing on really listening to the kids when they talk to me. Even if it's something I think is silly. I'll take the time to discuss it with them. (Even if I'm holding back a smile because their issue is so small to me but SOOO HUGE to them.) I guess it's harder being a parent that really builds a relationship rather than one who throws them on the back burner to watch the boob tube or do my own thing all day. I really treasure our time together. Sigh. I just don't want to to go away for sooo many hours a day. Wouldn't part time school be awesome? Can't they cut down the hours some? Often I lose track of what I was doing because I LET the kids interrupt my activity so they can show me something.
I really like these pictures because it shows the activity in our living room. Calie (my friend's kid staying over) playing a game, my son Kyle being himself by falling over, and his friend sitting on the couch. The other 5 kids were running around outside the view of the camera.