I didn't have a chance to grow tired of summer this year. It's been full and lovely - lots of play dates with friends and cousins and watching the sun set as the baby takes her evening bath in the garden (photos I insert in the this post because they are so cute... and then delete because they are naked - le sigh!). But monarchs have been floating past the windows all this week, a sure sign that fall is on its way.
I really intend to post here a few times a week but I can only log in before my attention is called back to the children. I have a baby attempting to climb into my lap right this second in fact. I also have stacks, towers really, of books to sort and lesson plans to make. With the start of school, rhythm returns to our days. They are full but flow more easily. The best planning moment: After 7 years of homeschooling, I shop my own bookshelves more than I shop Amazon.
I do hope for a better year. Pregnancy and then a new baby have been distracting me for the last two school years. The children are ultimately fine with regards to their education, but I had no time or energy for any of the fun stuff. Remembering my own childhood, it's the fun stuff I treasure the most. Shaping green rice krispie treats into Christmas trees, making animal shaped pancakes in my first grade classroom, stringing beads onto pipe cleaners for ornaments, watercolor lessons with my mother - all that good stuff. I feel good to just have dinner on the table but all the other stuff - the stuff I dismiss as frivolous... it's not. I hope to remember that this year.