Today is the first day of school for our youngest 3 children. Which means summer has come to an end and was wrapped up in a pretty little bow yesterday.
My dream, my summer with the kids was everything that I ever could have hoped for! I have high hopes that the pieces of work I have set up for me now will be enough to carry me through the next 9 1/2 months, so that I can be home with them next summer too.
This summer we all went to church camp, we went to Cedar Point (an amusement park nearby), the zoo (multiple times), many different pools, the lake and countless other super fun activities.
Our 5 year old, who has never ending baby syndrome has grown up a bit this summer. Not all the way, that is for sure. There was certainly, less whining, less temper tantrums and more ability to hang with the big kids.
We may not have been able to buy all the things that the kids wished that we could. Didn’t stop for as many slurpees or do as many expensive activities. At the end of it all though, I think that they would all say it was worth it to have their Mom home. They were able to do so many fun things that they wouldn’t have been able to do if a sitter was home with them.
I will pray every day for the next 9 months that I can be home with them next summer too. Though, if that doesn’t work out, at least I had this one incredible summer with them.