Friday, June 17, 2011

reflections of a sappy mom

Today is the last day of school for the kids. 
While June 21st makes it official, in our house... Summer's on!
In fact, I have a gang of 13 year old girls in my kitchen 
cooking up lunch, giggling, singing, and loving life.

It's time for sleepovers any day of the week, bike rides, going to camp, raging with the kids in the neighborhood, camping trips with the family, Thursday evenings at Kruger's Farm concerts, and brain storming fun ways to spend our days without spending a ton of money. And hopefully, eating fresh food that we've grown. 

Most of all, I don't want to hear the words, "I'm bored." 
One who utters these words will be sentenced to an hour of yard work. 
I will discuss that little rule at dinner tonight. 
I'm sure it will go over famously!
Just kidding, I don't want them to look at the garden as a chore.
But I will come up with some kind of consequence. 

I love that I get to hang out with my kids but I'm also a little sad because another school year has passed, another milestone, another phase. I love being a mom to these three kids. I love nurturing and loving them. I love how parenting changes as kids grow up. My relationship is independent and different with each of them. It's a challenge with the greatest of rewards. I love it so much that I sort of mourn the passing of another stage. I fully recognize that these days are precious and numbered... I intend to make the most out of every single one. My goal is to be mindful and present, to laugh and play and talk and listen. I want to look back knowing I did my best to not miss out on the important stuff.

I hear the music has stopped in the kitchen and the voices have moved outside.
So, that's where I'm headed... 
with the excuse to work in garden. 
 The real reason is to be close to them.

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