Wednesday, August 23
Bye-bye, Summer ~ @AuthorKristina Knight
And I'm not quite sure where it went.
It seems as if today should be June 23rd, that we should just have celebrated bebe's birthday, rather than August 23rd...like we should be stocking up on firecrackers and readying the backyard for a weenie roast instead of contemplating just how long we can keep the pool open ... and when we should get the hot tub prepped for winter evenings.
Don't get me wrong, it's been a great summer. bebe competed in her second summer swim program and did well for her age. We hit Disney (and LegoLand) pretty hard during the RWA conference. Made a trip back to Missouri to see the family. Played all the way through the Lego City Undercover game (we each made a profile, and we played together in the afternoons). Spent a lot of time in the pool. Watched the eclipse through the cloud cover.
I have the memories of a summer well-spent, but still I'm not quite ready to let it go. The heat, yes. The time, no.
Because she's 9 this year. At some point in the not-so-distant future, she's going to spend her summer days with her friends, at a summer job...or just in her room with the door closed because Parents Are Uncool.
And so, for the next twenty-four hours, I'm holding on to summer and the age of 9 and all the silliness that goes along with it. It's not quite 80 today, but I feel like it's a pool afternoon...and we may drag the icee pops out of the freezer...and maybe watch the lightning bugs when the sun starts to go down.
How are you holding on to summer? ~Kristina