Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lazy Summer Days

It's summer and I'm sick. Pretty sure this is allergies, but it's the worst bout I have had in years. Years! Even with young children, I don't get sick often. Lucky, for sure. But when I am sick, I am a huge baby. So it's for the best that I usually keep this sort of thing at bay. It started with brain fog. Everything was going wrong and I couldn't quite figure anything out. Then a horrible sore throat, followed by heavy duty sneezing and nasal drip. Today is worst of all, sinus pain and pressure. I feel spaced out, lethargic. 

As a result, I did not show up today. I allowed my kids to eat ice cream for breakfast and watch back-to-back episodes of Malcolm in the Middle and Spongebob Squarepants--in pajamas. They are missing out on their special summer camps because not only did I not feel up to requiring them to get dressed and eat a proper breakfast, I couldn't imagine packing a lunch or driving them there. The village is pretty far from the ballet studio and nature center. We also decided that baseball season is over. Even with two games to go...

It all really makes me feel like a terrible quitter. What lesson am I teaching them about commitment? Shouldn't we be going, going, going? Making this the BEST summer vacation ever? Why don't I have a ban on electronics? Or sweets? Are they losing everything they learned in school?

But, perhaps, are lazy summer days the ones you remember best? The ones where you get to watch your favorite TV shows and eat ice cream for breakfast. No rushing. No striving. Just being. I hope so, and in any event, there's not much I can do to change it. Today is what it is.

The up-side is that I'm spending a lot of time on the couch reading design blogs and looking around my house at what works, and more frequently, what is not working. I hope to make some changes and post some pictures soon!

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