Planning and spontaneity

I love systems. They bring order to a busy life, and make for efficient use of time, to eke out those extra moments with Dave and or the kids. But one of the most reliable features of the many systems that help us survive is knowing that they’re fallible.

In the last few months, we’ve made a lot of on-the-fly adjustments to our lives, trying to keep all of the pieces together. Some have worked, some haven’t. Some have hurt, and some have reminded me that we can handle a lot as a family. All of them have reinforced that life is unpredictable, and that chaos can lead to discovery and new systems.

Shockingly, we’re into August and school is looming. Any systems we’ve adjusted to will need to be readjusted once we hit September. Despite how close we are to fall, Dave and I are eager to embrace our last few weeks of summer fun with the kids. But first, he and I both had to leave town. The kids get a Sassy and Poppi vacation this week! Here’s hoping they soak in all that extra love and sunshine.

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