Somehow, it didn't hit me until this morning as I was driving into work.......I was feeling a little blue that our wonderful family vacation had come to an end, when all of a sudden I was hit with the harsh reality that our summer is almost over.....OH NO...tell me it isn't so!! How did it go so fast!
I should not complain because it has been a terrific summer and the kids have just had a blast, especially Nick, who is so thankful for all the time he and Eddie got to spend together. But I could not help but to feel a little twang as a realized the fun is almost over and the real work is just about to begin.....again!
Two weeks from today, I will be taking Nick to school for his first day and opening liturgy where we find out which teacher he will have for 5th grade. How is it, that as a Mother, I feel so nervous for the first day of school each and every year....it's as though I am the one attending. I think this is a common feeling and guess it is because we worry about our kids and always want the best for them.....and let's face it, growing up today is a lot harder, with much more pressure than when we were growing up.
Anyway, as I was sitting in my office trying to catch up with all of my clients and my boss, I started feeling slight palpatations of anxiety about all of the to-do's for back to school.
This week is going to be jam packed.....besides a full and crazy work schedule, we have dinner plans with friends visiting from out of town, and a picnic to celebrate my cousins wedding on Saturday evening....these are all fun events that I am looking forward to. That being said, I also have to schedule some time to stand online with a couple hundred other parents for school supplies, that must be purchased through our school bookstore and then make a trip to buy the special uniforms that must be purchased at a store that is literally the size of a shoe box with 3 sales people helping 50 people waiting for their child to get into a fitting room to try on uniforms....sounds like fun doesn't it!!!
Oh how I wish I was still sitting on that beach with my feet in the sand watching my children have the time of their lives!!!
I needed a little pick me up tonight, so after everyone went to bed, I indulged in a little photo editing fun, and decided to share a couple more(I know, you must be sick of our vacation photos by now, but I promise, this is it) of my favorite action shots from this past week at the beach!
This is my absolute favorite shot....this was taken last Monday after it poured for hours......finally around 3:30pm the sun came out and Nick, Eddie, Sarah and I decided to take a walk down to the beach....there was no one there and the sand was just perfect....barely any footprints in the sand, it looked so serene. Sarah just took off running, so I followed her snapping away. There is something about the expression on her face in this picture that just draws you in....It is hard to believe that the day before she screamed bloody murder because she hated the sand.....she was truly loving every inch of the beach that afternoon and it is a day I will never forget.....just me and the kids on that very calm and peaceful beach!