Summer is almost over for the kids. School is right around the corner. This has been a summer full of emotions. We moved. Had to unpack and get settled. That took up a big chunk of their summer vacation. Luckily, we have a pool for them to get lost in. I had my surgery and haven’t been able to do a lot with them for the past 4 weeks…Another large chunk. School starts in just under 4 weeks. While we haven’t been able to do a lot, it has all been great! They have learned a lot, grown a lot and are more understanding because of our circumstances. For instance—-
They help out more than they ever used to. I do still have to ask but they do it now without a majority of the complaining, knowing that it is what has to be done.
They have always been fairly independent kids. Maybe a little more so now. They have drawing contests. (sometimes they include me) They play in the toy room and out in the play house….together!
They can cook and feed themselves. I think this is one of the better attributes that came from our summer. They would wait for me to make breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now they make most of it for themselves.
When we go for a walk, because that’s about all the physical activity I’ve been allowed, they go up to other kids and play. Levi never used to do that. They have opened up and are truly becoming amazing little humans.
They haven’t complained about how much we “haven’t” done.
Their high/lows have all consisted of high points being that we are all together.
For as much fun as you think your kids aren’t having because their summer wasn’t filled with beach trips, hiking, a vacation to somewhere or non stop on the go fun, just know that the little things matter sometimes more than the big ones. We have spent so much time together this summer doing pretty much nothing, that it has been one of the best summers.
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