But this year has been different. For starters, I worked extra days at school-- cleaning, rearranging, organizing, sorting, filing--- all with the hope that I don't need to do it during the heat of August. Something tells me I'll be pretty uncomfortable by then. :)
Then, last week Charlie started daily swimming lessons in Cedar Falls. He was not excited about this but in our house, swimming lessons are non-negotiable. We decided that his job as a four year old is to take lessons... and his paycheck would be a trip to Target (specifically, the toy aisle with Imaginext toys) at the end of the two weeks. He gladly accepted and has taken his "job" very seriously. The lessons are going great-- he's right on track with his peers and while I wish he would eagerly go under water and swim without any hesitation, I know he's right where he needs to be. He listens to his teacher and tries everything they ask-- even jumping in the "big pool"-- which took a little reminding about 'his job' and that trip to Target. I've seen such improvement from the lessons-- especially in his comfort level and his ability to get in/out of the pool on his own. So the lessons are going great-- and they made the first week of summer transition much easier for me-- we had no choice but to just dive right into summer! (pun intended)
(We weren't supposed to take pics... so these are quick and blurry and sneaky... don't tell anyone that I posted them to the internet!)
We've also been spending time at the city pool....which is never any fun.
|I think about twenty people came up to me and said, "I didn't know you were expecting!" when I debuted my maternity suit at the pool. The bump (not sure it's just a bump) cannot be hidden in June. :)|
This week, we'll finish up swimming lessons and begin to prepare for our vacation. (YIKES!) We have another busy week ahead (P'burg library & park, Chuck E. Cheese with friends, Wellsburg Days, & shopping for a 20 hour road-trip snacks!) Keeping busy is a little exhausting but if I don't try to squeeze every drop of fun & adventure out of this fleeting season, it only makes that dreaded winter even more unbearable. So for now, I'll gladly load up the calendar and bags and totes and sand buckets and golf bags and anything else needed for endless summer fun...and plan on napping with a little one later. :)