19 Aug 2012

Bye bye summer. Hello school.

This is it, the very last day of summer vacation. I really don't want summer to be over, I never do. I love having the girls home with me even when they have days when they bicker from morning til night. Those aren't my favourite days but they are real days and I'll take them over days when we are apart.

Tomorrow the alarm will go off at 6.03am and I will wake them up at 7.00 if they aren't already awake and then an hour later they will be gone. for the day. Sigh. It will be a rush to get them going then it will be a rush when they get home to them organised with homework and dinner and out the door to swimming. Once they get home the rushing will continue until they get kissed goodnight. School = madness. and rushing.

This summer we have gone where the wind has blown us. We have been free. I have loved that on the days when I haven't had an early appointment nobody has stirred before 8.30 am. i can't tell you how many times some one has knocked on the door or phoned us and woken us up  and been really surprised that we were all still asleep at 8am. I know, we are rebels.

Of course by the end of the week it will all be normal, the new normal and we will be fine with it, except the rushing, I'm never fine with the rushing. I always feel as if I am rushing their lives away.

Girlies, I hope you have had fun. We went to some new places and we did lots of new things. We found adventures, and poison ivy, we soared like eagles and climbed like bears through the mountains. We swam like fish, and we floated like boats at the beach, we laughed so much at silly things. We spent time with friends and introduced you to family that you had never met before, each day found adventures. Lily your cloud is priceless and you imagination can't be stopped. Rosie you have grown in leaps and bounds this summer when it comes to your sense of adventure maybe it was watching Brave.

I hope this year school year will be everything you hope for and a little bit more.

Thank you for being my daughters,
I love you with all my heart and then some,


Alyson and Ford said...

Your writing is so sweet. How did they do in school? Alyzabeth started Kindergarten and all is well here. I was the one who teared up a little!
It's still warm so off to the pool!!
Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by our blog...

Alyzabeth's Mommy

val said...

Nice post!

Vivian M said...

What an amazing summer! Wishing everyone the very best tomorrow!

One Happy Mama said...

Yes, school=madness in more ways than one! Your girls will have a great year - they've got you in their corner. You will help them scoot to bed, get up, eat nutritious meals, cart them where they need to go, help them with homework, etc., etc ... Enjoy today and whatever tomorrow brings you Dawn! ~Nancy

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I could not agree with you more. You are a superb mom!
Looking forward to the next time we meet...it's always so great!

Briana's Mom said...

Such a sweet post! Happy New School Year to both of them. Can't wait to hear how it goes!


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