Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the longest day, the shortest night


I almost can't believe that it's summer.

We're finding a rhythm for being home, together; re-negotiating our expectations of each other, our wants and needs and hopes. I don't have an answer for it all right now. As I sat eating lunch in a cafe with Cal, waiting to pick up Abbott from a playdate, I felt an unwinding. There was something about the sound of the fan, the bit of sweat slowly trickling down my back that settled me a bit more firmly into summer.

As I write this, the boys are outside with a neighbor. I hear them through the window, plotting about what they might be able to sell. Lemonade? Snow cones? Many ideas are tossed around. 'We're definitely not going to sell water, because people already have that.'

We have biked and biked and biked, and we've been falling into bed tired and sleeping heavy, sun-and-exercise drugged sleeps. Exactly as I remember doing at their ages.

11 comments:

Liz said...

The picture of him holding the mushroom is lovely!

Emma said...

Gorgeous pics of summer, I miss it! We are freezing here in this part of the world when we don't normally in winter.

Yours boys are such entrepreneurs!

Francesca said...

item 2 on your summer list makes me smile. is it going to happen?

little notes said...

great summer list!

Darcy said...

Happy summer!

Cathy said...

Funny, I'm always enamored of your pics and commentary. But today, your headline caught me by surprise. Because I love summer and long, sunny days, I never consciously thought about the first day of summer as the shortest night. Thanks for helping me think in a new way.

thisfriendlyvillage said...

Thank goodness we had sunshined for our longest day! Love the photos...especially the list.

MissBuckle said...

Sounds dreamy :-) I love the summer list.

Nicola said...

This post made me smile. I can relate so much to what you wrote and your photos are gorgeous. Love the summer list.

annechovie said...

Hello Lecia~
Hope all is well - it's great to grab a minute to visit your blog again. Your photos are gorgeous as usual. Hope that you and the family have a beautiful Summer! xo

KPiep said...

We've been trying to do a summer list, but the girls just don't think that way. It's very odd...and not very helpful when I'm trying to keep them busy and happy!