The zoom graduation parties, the last assignments, and suddenly itâ€™s summer. I donâ€™t know whoâ€™s more shocked – us, the kids, or the au pairs. Today, the kids spent the day at the pond at Sassyâ€™s house, gallivanting around in the sunshine.
Summer isnâ€™t perfection. It doesnâ€™t solve all the problems. BUT it puts parenting back on a timetable we manage. Weâ€™re not talking kids down from a fit in time for their class call. A time out is a time out, and we can make it happen when and where we need to. Same goes for snuggles, tickling, a story – life.
Today, Dave and I worked in an empty house. It felt so weird! But in this busy world, knowing the kids have a summer of freedom and play ahead of them is comforting. So as weird as the silence is, we embrace unplugging from the agenda – even if the cause of that freedom sucks.