Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Home Stretch

Only six and a half days left of school this year, at least for my boys. We're already into the summer groove. The sun doesn't go down quite as early and with the warmer night air, there doesn't seem to be any reason to hurry off to bed at 9:00 at night. I think we transitioned into summer a week and a half too soon.

The evenings are so beautiful that it's really hard not to want to be outside in it until the sun goes down. It's probably my fault. I love summer. I tell myself that it's not going to hurt anything if we stay at the park until 9:00. It's just so perfect outside.

So when I went into my second grader's room at 8:00 this morning and he was still sound asleep, I realized that one more week of school was going to drag on. It didn't help that we forgot to reset his alarm clock after the holiday weekend.

When it comes to summer, I habitually stay outside until sunset, whenever that is. My absolute favorite time to go on a walk is around 9:00 PM. It's perfect outside. Sometimes we take one of our miniature horses for a walk with us. It's kind of interesting hearing a clip clop going along side of you while you're walking.

At our house, we're already breaking out the sunscreen. These days it makes more sense to be outdoors than in. Now we just need June 4 to come along so it can be official.


Melissa said...

Oh I know what you mean! I am ready for summer! My kids have school till June 17th! Ugh. It is daylight when I am tucking them in and telling them to close their eyes. :(
I love that photo!

Laura said...

I don't know how you make it to June 17th! Seriously, they would be taking siestas right in middle of school if it were my kids.