Long time no see, friends. I'm still here, just not here, behind the computer screen. I've been busy living. My posts are going to be more spotty than usual for the next few months. For the first time since my girl started preschool, 3 years ago, she will have a summer vacation. Hallelujah!
I want to be present. I want lazy summer days in jammies and going to the beach with an occasional thrift trip here and there. We are going to tag along with my husband on some business trips. We will be hitting Legoland waterpark frequently. We will be free from commitments. She needs this time and so do I.
We're just going to hang out. We will probably get some Nor Cali time in there too. My girl starts kindergarten in the fall and I've heard from parents of older kids that once they hit kindergarten it seems like the next day they are off to college.
I've already sort of checked out of preschool and have spring fever bad. I signed her up for one summer camp session, which is a photography camp that she'll get a kick out of, but part of me wishes I didn't even do that.
Over the past few weeks we've started letting her have a day. We do something fun as a family and she heavily influences what we do, but we still all have to agree. Last week we just stayed home and played round after round of Candyland and Take The Cake. The weekend before that we had a simple beach day and yesterday we went to Disneyland!
We had a blast, just the three of us! We often do things with our friends and other families, but it's not the same as being with just our immediate family. I love this time and I'm so looking forward to many more days like this soon!