A few weeks ago mentioned how excited I was for school to be out for summer, and someone commented that they were always a bit sad to see the end of the school year routine. I suppose if I had to work outside of the home I would feel completely different when faced with finding childcare and such, but I am here with them all day. Yes, there are parts of our routine that are very different, and I definitely lose my solitude. What I gain though is so much better for the next three months. Instead of being the house regulator, I get to be Mrs. Easygoing, a rarity the remainder of the year. We are able to sleep in, and I don't get irritated when they drag out some huge mess to make a fort.
The girls help me cook, keeping me company and learning how to prepare foods. They go grocery shopping with me, choosing things that I often overlook in my business-like approach to the weekly shopping trip. Sometimes their sisterly bickering makes me want to pour vinegar in my eyes, but then I just send them outside to swim. Today we took a trip into town since we had been homebodies since last week. We did a bit of shopping and they helped me find some great scores at the thrift shop. The two standout purchases are the vintage silver mug and the wooden measuring stick, both of which the girls were especially enamored.
I'm no saint. By the time school starts in August ill be chomping at the bit to get them back into classes. I'll be ready to go run errands by myself. But for now I will enjoy taking them out for lunch, just us girls.