June 16, 2011

This is your brain... this is your brain on summer

My brain is on summer vacation.  We've done absolutely nothing of any importance for weeks on end with the exception of the 5 billion assessments Miles has had to do to get services through the public school system.  We've filled up our days with swimming in the blowup pool in the backyard and going to my mom's house to swim in her pool.  Basically, we are turning into fish and we all kinda like this life.  Except for my poor husband who still has to work so that we can afford for me to stay home and play with the kiddos all day.  He's bordering on jealously of our slovenly ways and I don't blame hit a bit. 

Every time we go on vacation I find myself wondering what would happen if we just sold everything and moved to a shack on the beach and lived simpler lives.  Well- this summer is my attempt at doing just that right where I am.  We are doing less and just "being" more.  The kids are cleaning out there rooms and packing up bags for Africa (which really ends up being a local mission right here in town, but my kids always have Africa on the brain)  We are trying our hardest to simplify.  If we wake up and want to go to the movies, we go to the movies.  If we decide that we want to stay in our PJ's and read Junie B. Jones books all day, we do that.  It has been soooooooo freeing.  And so empowering.  I've said no to a lot of things lately and it really does feel good.  It means that I have more time to focus on the things that matter most to me.  And believe it or not- there is actually no guilt at being more guarded with my and my children's time- and guilt is usually my middle name!  I'm sure that in a couple of weeks we'll end up scheduled up to our eyeballs again, but for now, this is exactly what we needed.  For the first time in a long time life seems normal-ish. *gasp* I said it! (And now I've probably jinxed it.) 

It also means that there is really no good blog material.  Which is okay!  I'll take this lovely calmness over good blog material any day!

It's a rough life, isn't it?

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