I would celebrate summer and throw my hat and the children’s text books into the air, but we’re still creaking along and we can’t celebrate officially yet. Every now and then a squeak of anticipation squeezes through, past Tobin’s unfinished math book, and we splash in the pool and forget WE ARE NOT FINISHED.
For example, tomorrow Q has a handbell workshop at 8:45 a.m. and I have a missing library book, but all I can think about is flowers. This is what my life has become. This is why I have a rusty blog. The children are growing and I decided to make their education my responsibility. It’s a dream to be able to homeschool the kids, but it’s also a dream to finish and throw away worksheets and schedules. I’m not good at transitions. I’m also a terrible juggler, just let the ball drop.
I just looked out the window and saw the seven year old in long sleeves and sweatpants. It’s 91 degrees outside. This is how my life goes now; I have kids who are trying out for Youth Orchestra in the fall and yet I cannot seem to get everyone appropriately dressed.
Shel is playing the classical guitar. Now he is growing his fingernails out…on one hand…in order to play a chord. Just one hand. We are going to call him Wolverine, and Wolverine will play flamenco for us on starry summer evenings. It’s a metaphor for my life. One hand is manicured but I have to let the other hand go in order to play anything. That’s why I haven’t folded the laundry yet.
Things I am good at (manicured hand):
Filling the bird feeder for the house finches
taking children to activities
buying too many plants in May
Things I cut corners on:
cleaning my house
making Tobin finish his math book (for the love, why is he taking forever!?!?!)
updating my blog
So there are some things I’d like to grow better at over the summer. I might be a crappy guitar player but I know a good idea when I see one. What about you? Do you have a list of things you work at and things you cut out? Want to move stuff around on the list? Let me know in the comments (or don’t. does anyone write comments anymore?)