So this summer I took a blogging hiatus….pretty much a hiatus from anything besides my boys. At the end of the school year, I vowed to spend as much time with my boys as I possibly could. I have truly been living up to that and loving that being a teacher gives me summers off. It definitely doesn’t mean that I work less, because you can ask my 5 year old and he’ll tell you “Mommy works too much.” But it does give me a chance to have my career and be a 3 month out of the year stay at home mommy. With the boys being 5 and 2, this summer has been extra special.
We have done a lot….. Roger Williams Zoo, Sesame Place, The Maryland Zoo, Connecticut Science Center, swim lessons, many pool dates at my parent’s house, numerous cook outs and parties, plus much more!!! I have had an amazing time with them. Even more special moments have been shared each day….when wanted I have snuggled the boys and napped with them; it’s the moments of one hugging me or falling asleep on my shoulder as the other reaches out to hold my hand that I can’t trade for anything. It’s the little arts and crafts I have done with them that gets many “Thanks Mommy – this is so cool.” It’s all the little hugs between the boys and the fights that I have witnessed and broken up. Plus all the family time with the hubby when he comes home from work or has the day off.
It’s all these moments that I look forward to all year. You might ask, you don’t get these moments during the year when you work? I do…but I don’t have as clear of a mind as I do now – just focusing on them! During the school year, I look forward to picking up the boys from daycare and being greeted with running hugs and squeals! Don’t get me wrong, I love my job – but I love my boys and family more.
So this summer has been a hiatus from everything except the pure enjoyment of my boys and family.