Monday, June 15, 2009
Alexi and Abbott spent the weekend at Camp Colman with their Y Guides group. Despite fatigue, they both enjoyed the camp and its activities, and their time together and with their group. One on one time can be a real gift. I feel I got to know Cal in a whole new way over the weekend. I learned, for instance, that he really, really wants his own kitty. For his birthday. Or Christmas. Or whenever. At a park yesterday we encountered a fountain; he asked "is this where wishes are made?" and after I gave him a penny, promptly wished for a kitty of his own. (We have one cat, Cinnamon; her brother Piper died last summer.) The kinds of questions he asked continuously throughout the weekend made me nostalgic for my own childhood; I remember wondering about those very same kinds of things.
And now, our first Monday of summer vacation. Today will probably involve multiple loads of laundry, a couple of errands in the neighborhood, and who knows what else? Because that is the beautiful thing about summer.
I hope your week's off to a great start, friends. xoxo