Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer busyness

One would think that summer would be a slow time. A time for relaxation. For sleeping late and lounging during the sweltering afternoon hours.


These last few weeks have been nutso. There's always somewhere else to be and something else to be done. Afternoons at the neighborhood pool or the pools at Carowinds. Evenings are full of church and softball. That leaves mornings to cram in whatever else needs to be done. Lest you think we're always playing in the water, I have managed to get a couple of projects accomplished around the house, I finally started a Wednesday night kids program at church, and we're going full tilt to get ready for VBS next week.

Are you tired yet?

Today the girls and I spent K's first official day of summer at Carowinds. Carowinds is a combination amusement park and water park located about 5 miles from our house. The girls love it, but it can be a huge source of contention between them. K loves big rollercoasters and L is too short to ride them. L grew over 3 inches this last year and can ride some new stuff, but she still hates it when K runs off for a big ride and we're stuck waiting. As a way to meet her needs, I took the girls to a pool hidden in the back that only gets to 3' and L can walk across the whole thing. There today L finally learned she could hold her breath AND dive down to touch the bottom of the pool AND swim underwater! It's the first time she hasn't reacted with abject fear at the thought of swimming. She was so excited at the discovery of this new skill.

I would continue with this post, but it's time to leave for K's softball practice. So long!

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