I cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by! It is June 1st, y’all!! Today marks four months since our big move. I feel like we have adjusted well and life could not be better. Yes, we still have a lot of boxes that are still stored away, waiting to be opened in our garage and in closets. But I honestly just haven’t felt the need to go through the rest of them yet. Since I’ve had the three younger ones at home with me since the move, and opted not to send them to preschool until the Fall, I’ve chosen time with them, over time with organizing our house better. Once they’re all in school this Fall, there will be time for that. But right now, I’m loving all of this time with them, because as many of you know, once they’re in school, things change.
I know I’ll still have summers to spend with all of them at home with me all the time, but it really will be bittersweet mid-August. I know to some I sound crazy because I know it’s good to have a little time to yourself to get things done, but I’ve just chosen to do it with my kids instead. Yes, sometimes it’s challenging and things move slower when they “help” but I wouldn’t want it any other way. If you knew how eager Effie was to unload the dishwasher or help fold laundry? It’s unreal. I think for the most part they just love the attention, and knowing that they’re doing something to help me.
In all honesty, Vaughn will only go to school three days this Fall and Logan will go everyday, but only until 12, so it’s not like they’ll be away that long. But it’s just knowing that they won’t be with each other all the time, like they’re used to. I have a feeling they’ll miss each other, just as much as I’ll miss them. I know they’ll adjust well, it’s just change. I’m not a huge fan of change…especially the growing up kind. They’re all getting older, so I knew it was bound to happen, but I just don’t want to come home to an empty house when I’m used to pretend play, puzzles, art and “Will you play with the train tracks, with me?” most mornings. I know you with college grads are probably like, “she’s crazy” and “just wait,” but it’s all relative and for me it’s still going to be hard. With Wheeler finishing school this week, you know we’ll be living up everyday together until school starts back this Fall. And do you know how excited her sister and brothers are to have her back full time? CANNOT. WAIT.
I wake up feeling blessed everyday for the life I get to live…and maybe one day, I’ll get to those boxes.
RUNNING UPDATE: For those of you waiting on my running stats, my stone bruise has finally healed. I went on a run earlier last week and it felt great. But then I was teaching Vaughn how to jump into the pool this weekend, I was in too shallow of water when I did, and re-aggravated it. It’s not too bad, so I’ll probably start back later today. My runner readers, keep checking back on Mondays though. I’m hoping to incorporate a lot of runs in this week! Plus, I talked to a friend who knows a great path I’m going to try and run today and am pretty excited about it!