I can't wait for the kids to be out of school remind me of this in three weeks, I said breathlessly to Jeff as we walked to the side of the house to retrieve the three baseballs that went over the fence.
Six more days of school and mostly I'm looking forward to no morning rush. I just sighed so big. (And literally again when I re-read this.) No more frantic scramble because Gray can't find any socks or "long-sleeved" pants and do you have your backpack packed. I am not going to commit to anything before ten in the morning all summer long.
Walks downtown to the library and park days and splash pads and I've got a stack of books to read. I bought a lemonade stand for Carter on Zulily today, and a pack of Mad Libs. We have a tiny blow-up pool to fill and the garage freezer is at the ready for bulk boxes of freeze-pops. I said I was going to set boundaries for the neighbor kids but knowing me, I probably won't. We are going to have fun. I'll be prepared to feed an extra kid or three. I can't wait.
Remind me of this in about three weeks.
(And let me get nostalgic here: Gray swinging summer of 2006.)