This is my first post after an unofficial break. I needed to decide if I should continue or if this blog had run its course. After consulting my massive fan base, all two of you, I decided to carry on. Thanks for continuing to care, to read and to show up for me. My readers are a huge reason I will keep showing up for this blog.
This summer blasted by faster than a Floridian thunder storm. I no sooner got us into a great little routine and then I had to chuck it all in to get the boys ready for 2nd and 4th grade. We had many adventures and a few mishaps. Overall, I truly enjoyed my summer with the boys. I was sad to see it end so quickly.
This is what I learned…
1. Don’t try to be too deep with your seven-year old.
Here is an exchange I had with T.Puzzle at the beginning of summer. I was clearly outmaneuvered.
Me: “Do you know what I love the most about you?” (the response is supposed to be ‘Everything’)
T.Puzzle: “My armpits?”
He then went on to argue if I truly do love everything about him, then that means I must love his armpits, too.
2. My fantasy of family game night continues to be a bust. For some reason, I can’t let it go. I keep trying and trying. All three of my boys are WAY too competitive so we end up with STINKY FACES,
and, eventually, I recruit my dog to play because he is the only one capable of maintaining a CHILL attitude.
3. Raising a family will never be a perfect science. Things rarely go the way you picture them in your mind. Just roll the dice and try to have fun in the process.
Have a great school year Everyone!