Aaaaand, there it is. The kids. Who aren’t kids anymore. Our days, sans little ones, blend together in a series of going to work, going to the studio, cleaning up and starting all over again the next day with a fresh pot of coffee. Two are still at home– however, I consider that a very loose interpretation of at home. One is in transition waiting to close on a house while the other works a series of jobs that keeps the front door in a constantly revolving status. My other child lives in another city and I don’t get to see her as often as a mom would like. Sigh. So much for the last day of school ice-cream sundae dinners, camping out in the back yard and loving every minute of sleeping on a tree root, the moments when all of one child could still fit in your lap as you watched the fireworks add magic to their summer memories.
I am going to stop just short of making myself cry! I have to remember that there are new joys-sharing a cold one with the kids (which is still weird, I wonder how long it takes to get over that?), more time to get the things done that didn’t when they were younger (BTW, those things aren’t so important anymore-could have learned that one sooner!), and of course, plenty of time to sit around realizing just how much I wish I could do it all over again.
Happy Last Day of June! Celebrate July and may there be lots of fireworks and magic in the rest of your summer!