The kids headed off this morning for the last day of school. Bright backpacks will soon be shelved in favor of neon bathing suits. School buses will soon disappear from our neighborhood streets to be replaced by zippy scooters and mountain bikes. I've always been a big fan of this time of year. Heat. Downtime. The Pool!
Many years ago though I abandoned the dreams of a "perfect summer." I've grown more comfortable with not planning much and just seeing what might happen. I do have a few hopes for the next long stretch of hot, humid months. For me and the kids. Lots of reading (as always). A reemergence of healthy habits like tons of water, vegetables and dare I say exercise.
We do have a few exciting plans on the horizon. T-Bone will take his first solo airplane trip. The Bug will play in her first statewide softball tournament. We are recreating the road trip of my youth when we drive my mom across West Texas to her hometown of Carlsbad. Great plans for sure.
In between those events, there will be lots popsicles, lemonade, and hopefully sleeping in.