Wednesday, I woke up tired. It has been a long, full month. How I wish I could say my time was filled with computer or cell phone usage. I could simply turn it off or unplug it. But I can't unplug or turn off appointments, meetings, and responsibilities.
Instead, we traveled to doctor appointments, dental cleanings, eye check-ups, orthodontic consultations, year end meetings, portfolio reviews, and co-op lesson plannings. Time was squeezed out of every week. Rushing children from one appointment to another is not my idea of lazy summer days.
June is generally a time of sweet rest. This year, an odd convergence of commitments filled the month before it began. Determined not to miss out on the fun of summer, we still made time for play and friends. However, I feel like the slow pace of summer eluded us. Now, I look forward to July and wonder what the midsummer month holds.
Turning the calendar page, I gasp. With overnight camp for two children, family vacation, children visiting grandparents overnight, and a week long evening VBS already scribbled in squares, I wonder...
Where have the long, lazy days of summer gone?