Hello and goodbye Summer,
Ohhh sweet summertime. My love/hate relationship for you now as a single mother of 2 younglings. You went by in the flash of an eye. One minute, as I lay on the swing, taking in the summer breeze, the sound of the saccades, and the embrace of my childrens warm tanned skin against mine, it felt like time was forever. And now, here we are, as summer is coming to end. At least school schedule wise…not weather wise, here in Texas.
Let’s seee….. to sum up our summer. We spent many days at Schlitterbahn, birthdays at the river, evenings on the lake, in the pool, late walks, and random walks to the neighbors, movies to see the Lion King, adventures to Perdernales State Falls Park, lots of walks to Sonic, Ice cream and coffee dates. Although my work was slow and I got a major dog bite that inhibited my fun and shooting for a month, I’d say this summer was a success; a busy, and chaotic success. After having Kora, I’ve been more diligent about staying on a schedule. It’s just the only way I’m able to manage everything on my own. But we did let schedules slide a bit, mornings a bit slower, bedtime pushed till 9, bath times replaced by swimming. Our schedule was so busy, in fact, and I had taken time off after the dog bite, so I have a whole lot of catching up to do here on the blog. This quick sunflower session I did with the kids, for example.
“In a field of roses, I am a wildflower.”
“After a shitty morning yesterday, I let all of our rules out the door for my mental sanity. I baked cookies (which Laiken half ate before even popping in the oven), let him have too much screen time, and took a long ass late nap with Kora. When we woke at 6:45 pm (usually they’d have had dinner and a bath by then), I decided to check out this field. I got that giddy feeling as we pulled up, because... sunflowers. Kora didn’t last long, but it was well worth the work, the sonic afterwards, the late bedtime. Laiken took on the role of a bee, and slept with his sunflowers. 🤣”