August 26. 1 week of summer left! Where did it go?!
Its actually felt like a long summer to me. With 2 of our boys so far away, missing them is always harder on the long summer nights. Combine that with a family loss thats been … difficult to process, and there are times I wondered if we’d ever get back into routine.
Let me preface this by saying I LOVE my boys. I would lay down my life for them, search and destroy anyone who hurt them. That being said, I cannot wait for school to start!
I love having the house filled with kids laughter. I LOVE te creativity that comes with bright ideas at 3am, be it “mod-ing” a nerf gun or writing a script for a movie. I love being able to say ” sure you can sleep in the basement” or “sure you can stay up all night reading”. Late night drive in movies, drives to the coast. Summers are amazing.
But it’s time. For all of us.
H needs the structure of learning. He needs to be with his friends. All of them. At once. He needs the challenge school presents to keep his brain active. He needs the voice of new adults in his life teaching him how to engage those around him. He needs a break from mom’s “H, stop”. “H, don’t do that”… he needs the freedom away from mom’s (sometimes overprotective) watch.
I need the break too. The freedom to focus on the task at hand at work without worrying about what he’s up to. The one morning a week where I stay home and catch up on chores while binge listening to tv shows or movies.
And although my anniversary years may still be single digits, and I’d never claim to be an expert on the subject, my marriage needs it! Hubs and I take each other out for lunch on pay days, as well as a lunch time date on Wednesdays where we step back from work and just enjoy each other’s company. Meeting days, we may grab breakfast before going to work, or leave an hour early to walk aroun the farm. Us time, where we dont have to worry H is bored at home, or rush to pick him up at a friends.
Its not that I don’t love spending time with my kids, or don’t want to be around them. Its that I love my kids enough to know that we need time apart to all grow, which will help us grow as a family.
How do I know it’s time? Because things like this keep happening…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for OUR family