Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I had some great plans before summer break started, plans for a morning schedule, a special activity each day, like the park or library or pool. And those plans have been great, most days really helping us be more purposeful with our time. I'd even say it has prevented fighting... some of it. But today, as the kids were squealing through the house with a couple of their friends, jumping from one "game" to the next, without a thought to the time, the memories came flooding back. I remember when a day seemed like a week, when my friends and I would be deep in make believe, maybe a boat out of TV trays, Little House on the Prairie, lost orphans, and the afternoon truly felt like an eternity in a good way. The only adult thing I can compare it to is getting lost in a good book, becoming part of the story in your mind and not wanting to leave. This is the stuff of childhood, this is the beauty of summertime! I'm not sure when the clock starts to hound us and imagination gives way to responsibility, but I love getting to go back in time as I watch my kids be kids. Childhood is a precious and fleeting gift, sweet babes, I hope I'm creating a home where you are making the great memories I have of my own childhood.