Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
High on Summer
One day this week as I was driving around town completing typical tasks. You know the drill ~ groceries, dry cleaning, doctor's appointments, carpool, etc. I can't tell you where I was or what I was doing. I couldn't even tell you if I had one child or four with me at the time, but I heard the line "high on summer" in a song. Now don't ask me what song or which artist. In fact don't even ask the rest of the lyrics, but that one line resonated with me. I'm sure I'm using the line completely out of context, but we are "high on summer" in this house. At least I'm high on the anticipation of summer.
Preschool is finished for the year! On Thursday Stephen's class had a lemonade stand.
On Friday, Frank arrived home and found a little one wide awake. The went on an adventure to the golf course.
While Mary Frances still has one week of school left, my mind has already switched gears.*
I am excited about summer!
I'm excited to have all of my chickadees close. I'm excited to hang out and do nothing and I'm excited for adventures galore. I'm excited to see what the creative minds of my little ones can come up with.
I'm excited for the pool to open. I'm excited to have no carpool and no after school activities. I'm excited to go to the lake. I'm excited for trips to the zoo and the park and the library.
I'm excited to prepare picnics and hopefully in the process develop some new lunchbox ideas. I'm excited about bathing suits and sockless days.
I'm planning game nights and movie nights and more. Maybe we can even have a pajama day.
I'm demanding afternoon "quiet time" ~ for the children and me.
A couple of things I'm not looking forward to ~ sunscreen and mosquitoes! However, that is a small price to pay to get to spend our days outside!
Summertime brings a different and much needed pace to our lives. There is still the day in day out that can be wearing, and the packing and unpacking of bags can get burdensome. Don't get me wrong, as the dog days of summer linger on, I'll be ready for school to start back. I'll be ready to have much needed structure and routine, but for now I'm excited for the change of pace.
*It is a good thing all of my children will be out of preschool by the time the first begins the rigorous routine of exams.