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Eight More Summers

Summer is winding down.  I go back to work tomorrow, although the kids don’t start school until next week.  Yesterday we hit the new pool in town.  The new Lynnwood Rec Center pool is like a mini Great Wolf Lodge.  I have to say, it’s pretty cool.  We had to get in line about 45 minutes before it opened, but we all had a blast.  This picture only shows about a third of the pool space.

As we were walking to the car, after playing hard in the water, my son asked what we were going to do next.  My response:  “Umm, let’s see.  We just got out of the pool.  What do we do next?”

Duh!  I thought it was a rule that you always have to get ice cream after swimming.  Well, I didn’t actually have to answer my son’s question.  He knew the answer. 
 Driving home, with tired sticky handed kids, I started to think that one more summer was coming to an end.  My oldest is 10 this year.  That means we only have 8 summers left together.  In reality, we probably only have 3 summers because we all know teenagers don’t want to race their mom down the waterslide. (sniff, sniff)  I like to think that I make the most of my time with my kids.  We didn’t sign up for any summer camps, day camps, or special classes this summer.  We spent every waking moment together, having fun and making memories.  We were able to cross out most of the activities on our summer to-do list.
Eight more summers.  Eight.  Here’s to making them count!

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  • Lori Strickland
    August 31, 2011

    This brought tears to my eyes because I just sent my oldest to college. It's amazing how fast those 18 summers go. Cherish every minute!

  • To The Moon and Back
    August 31, 2011

    Hi Becca! This is so true, we have to make every moment count. They grow up too quickly.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about my lunch packing. I will definitely add it to your Friday party this week:)

  • Kerry Rossow
    September 3, 2011

    I have a sneaking suspicion that record amounts of bloggers are teachers in "real life"! I also teach kindergarten!
    I have 4 kiddos and have also been thinking that this is all whizzing by too dern fast!
    Just wanted to say that I looove the blog!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com