Saturday, August 23, 2008

Summer is over


DSC01262, originally uploaded by Secretsugar.

Sister's going back to school on Monday and I think I'm really going to miss the completely whack games that the girls played together. At the beginning of summer, I had big plans for all the time we were going to have at home. Cooking, baking, sewing up toys, doing paintings, setting up a family art space... but somehow all that ended up happening was naked Barbie parties and pet torture. Yeah, we went to the pool a couple times, made homemade popsicles once, went to the museum...but really, that was about it.

There seem to be a lot of parents out there relieved that their dear offspring will be heading back to school in the very near future (if they haven't already). But I'm just sorta bewildered by how very little we did this summer and feeling a bit disappointed that I didn't get around to teaching Sister to cook a few things like I meant, to teaching Bean how to embroider with yarn and a giant plastic needle on burlap, to even going to the zoo. Where the heck did all those long, empty weeks go?

5 comments:

Beth said...

I don't know where the heck they went, all I know is this...in my next life I want to come back as one of YOUR kids. Even i you didn't get to do all those things, you are a KICK ASS mom!

Joan said...

I feel the same way. In June I had such high hopes for the summer (about the time I was at your house!)By mid July boredom was already setting in then after Mom got diagnosed late July it all went out of whack. I didn't have the same enthusiasm anymore.
Our school starts Tuesday.

Mommy Munch said...

I feel for ya.....I wanted to do so much this summer.....but, alas, it wasn't meant to be. My hubby is a wannabe hermit and doesn't like to go out and do very much, especially if there are gonna be more than 4 people where we are going. It makes it hard to do stuff as a family. I guess that's what I get for marrying a Gulf Vet. I'll try to do better next summer? LOL!

Mama D said...

Such a funny picture.

I feel that summer has nearly passed me by and I wish we'd done more stuff. I guess having a new baby in the middle of it didn't totally help...

Bina said...

Oh my Gosh! How funny! And dog doesn't even look like it minds!

Ah, where did summer go. The time is flying by lately and I don't know what's going on. I can't keep up with it, that's for sure.