Thursday, June 13, 2013
Today is the last (half) day of school for my two oldest sons. In the fall I'll have a kindergartner, a 1st grader, and a 3rd grader. Wow! The only thing that made me sad today was how many parents I heard who were moaning about having their kids home all summer and counting down the days until school starts in the fall. Several people were surprised that I hadn't signed my boys up for summer school in July.
Don't get me wrong, my kids have an ability bordering on a superpower to drive me absolutely crazy! But I can't imagine longing for them to be in school and away from me. And summer school is great - for kids who struggled and need some help before next fall. But my kids have far exceeded expectations this year. They spend almost 10 months out of the year in school; they don't need another 1-2. I'm looking forward to all the time with them this summer.
And heck, when I need some time off I'll take it!
I'm still working hard on my healthy living - hitting the gym 4-5 times a week, walking the dog, eating well, getting enough sleep. I'm not on my game 100% obviously - that would be unrealistic. But I'm doing really well at least 90% of the time. And I've been getting some extra walking in this week. I'm dog-sitting for a friend; he's an absolute sweetheart. But I own a medium sized hound mix, and her dog is a lab. There's no way I can safely and comfortably walk them both together. So who is getting two walks a day (or more)? Yep, that would be me. It's good for me.
Hope you're all having a great week!