Summer has been moving forward fast and furious around here. Sometimes it is downright overwhelming and exhausting as I try to cram things I want to do (like blogging or sewing or reading other people’s blogs or just lying on the grass eating Dove bars) on top of what needs to be done for 4 busy kids. Don’t get me wrong, summer has been a lot of fun with a lot of happy memories and many more still to make in these last 3 1/2 weeks before school starts. Seriously. Three and a half weeks.
I recently came across this quote again. It’s one that haunts me a little:
“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.”
In the meantime, friends, enjoy your own glorious remaining weeks of summer!