If I had a dime for every time I was told that, I'd hire a nanny. Or at least an au pair. Because this "summers off" thing is not as easy as it looks. Of course I am blessed to spend time with the children I chose to have. Of course I am grateful for our home, our backyard and our community. Certainly, I count myself fortunate to be employed and able to support this family.
|keeps them occupied for ten whole minutes|
|Picking black raspberries in the backyard|
I had another point I wanted to make, but Henry has come downstairs for the fifth time. I'm uncomfortable in the wet clothes I've been wearing since Liam sat on my lap after swim lessons and although it is pitch dark, I haven't let the dogs in for their dinner. At some point I'll have to get some sleep so I can do it all over again tomorrow (along with cutting the grass, balancing my checkbook and getting everyone packed for a weekend road trip). Good thing I have summers off.