Thursday, August 23, 2012

Last Hurrah

Summer is closing down around us.

The backpacks are packed with fresh school supplies.

The home school cupboard is stocked as well. 

The kids are begging for a somewhat stricter schedule.

Ok. That last one was a lie.

It's me that's ready for a schedule. Period. Doesn't even have to be that strict. 

I'm ready for bedtimes and chores and boundaries.  Because all of those things have seemingly disappeared over the summer. With the nice weather and the changes that came with me working a few nights a week. 

I love to swim, as do my kids but where I live, there are not (in my opinion) decent family swimming areas. But, where I grew up?Where I swam 5 out of 7 days a week, during the summer? It's like heaven on earth.
When I was younger, it was open to the public but it wasn't well known. Now, it's more private and I felt like I needed permission to bring the kids there.

So, I made a phone call to my connection (Grandma still lives out here) and after an hour drive, we were there.

My little fish (plus a nephew fish) ready for the water! 
We had the whole place (mostly) to ourselves, which is exactly how I like it! Grandma did good, you guys!

The kids absolutely loved the clean water, not having trash floating around them, not having drunk people being stupid around them and it being vacant. 

I'm so glad they liked it as I will be bringing back somewhat of a schedule starting next week. It was most likely the last truly fun day for a while. 


  1. Awesome. We have made plans at least 3 times a week this summer to meet friends of ours after dinner down at the pond. Even if it's only 30 minutes, I get some grown up time and they get to swim. Sometimes, you just have to make the effort.

  2. I'm so glad you guys had fun! It's our favorite place to hang out (all.summer.long.) so stress free and pretty much the only place we can go where the kids literally WON'T fight the whole day. It's awesome. :) Plus I love me some time in the shade with baby-boy! :)

    Sorry we missed you guys, though, that would have been fun to see you!


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