Every now and then I find myself in the eye of the storm... that is to say that the chaos of daily life seems to lift. I know it is only momentary because what is life if you aren't out at sea in your little boat, hanging on for dear life while you ride the swells? But every now and then it is good to push the pause button and just wallow in a little peace and quiet. Yes, I'm going to knock out some work here but then I am going to put on some music and do a little straightening and cleaning and maybe even collapse on the couch for a bit with my book.
The kids were raucous this morning. Vi was up at the crack of dawn, reading but as soon as Ave was up the two of them were running around the house torturing each other and in the process, me. Dean hid in the garage for a conference call, THAT is how bad it was. Finally, I was looked at Dean and said, "Get them outta here." Thank god it is water-day at the club and I can feel fantastic that they will spend their day slippin' and slidin' and otherwise enjoying this one last summer weekday before school starts up on Tuesday. I had toyed with the thought of keeping them home with me but it just seems to make sense to let them go have their fun while I get some not-so-fun chores out of the way today so we can enjoy our weekend a little more fully.
I cannot believe that Vi is going into third grade on Tuesday. It just doesn't seem possible that she is this big... I mean, I so clearly remember coming home with her, it could not have been a whole 8+ years ago... and yet it has been, and clearly time flies when you get to this part of your life. Does it just keep picking up speed from here?
And Ave... starting kindergarten. This momentous occasion has been somewhat blunted by the fact that she is staying in Montessori school. She'll just be one of the 'big kids' at her school now.
Tuesday morning, we'll be out having breakfast before school starts. I am lobbying for Baldies this year but the kids are pushing for Denny's. *sigh* Whatcha gonna do?
Time to get to work.