A Mid-Summer Interlude

July 19th, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback

Yesterday I took Waits swimming for the very first time. After his initial skepticism (standing on the top step hollering “no no no!”), he warmed up to it and had fun. Like, so much fun.

Subsequently, I didn’t get much writing done. And I’m totally okay with that.

The truth is, I just spent a maddening few months working like a maniac, and not doing things like swimming and park play and library singalongs. Now it’s summer (sort of, damn you Portland!) and all I want to do these days is to play with my kid.

So, my friends, that’s what I’m going to do.

I’m taking a week to myself. I know you’ll understand, and thank you so much for that. I’m going to use nap times to finally (!!!) get all caught up on emails and comments. And I’m going to use after-baby-goes-to-bed time for catching up on all my cleaning (YEESH!). But when my boy is awake, bring on the fun times . . .

I’ll be back on Friday with a send-off, then begin normal posting again on Monday. Have a great week guys!

  • panchu

    oh that is so cute
    although posting a comment sorta defeats the purpose… so sorry
    but have fun w your waits

  • Danika

    Glad Waits enjoyed the swim! It’s 95 degrees here in Southern Minnesota, so water play is necessary if we are even brave enough to be outside. I have finals this week, then four weeks of time off to be a momma and housekeeper, and I am *so* ready for that. Have a fun week :)

  • http://exoticdonkeymeat.com Kate

    The only way this is acceptable is if dozens of pictures are taken and extra snuggles are given.

    Permission granted.

  • Kathryn B

    Good for you! Enjoy your little man (and your big one too)

  • http://sweetness-light.tumblr.com Natasja

    Hope you two/three have SO much fun! Enjoy your special times while he is small, we (or me at least!) miss your regular posting but will be here when you get back! Please post adorable pics on your return :P

  • http://alternativehousewife.com Janine @ Alternative Housewife

    I love your style, that you are just holding him with no stupid floaties or anything. Hands-on mom!

    This ‘summer’ is so disappointing!

  • http://emilyscrueltyfreekitchen.blogspot.com/ Emily

    Don’t forget about your quality time with Damian, too :)

  • http://www.peasandcrayons.com Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons

    Have oodles of fun! mwah!

  • Sonja

    have a great week! I’m glad when you’re back though :)

  • Sally

    Enjoy your holiday! We’ll all be here when you return.

  • Brianna

    Playing outside with my kids, getting a little too much sun on my shoulders, getting filthy feet and staggering back home exhausted, is one of the greatest joys of my life. Enjoy your time off. You’ll miss these moments some day :)

  • http://mamasthyme.blogspot.com/ Lydia

    We all need a break sometimes! Enjoy it, and have fun with your family. I will be reading through all your archived posts to keep me inspired :-)

  • Virginia

    Yes definitely enjoy some time with your little one. They grow up so darn fast and then you wonder where the time went.

    I am from SW MN and don’t even want to be outside because of the heat and high humidity. We broke records yesterday. So for now it is inside where I want to be. But last week when I was at the hospital with my son for his surgery my daughter and I enjoyed supper alfresco at a nearby restaurant. We did enjoy that as the weather was half decent then.

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    Thanks for the Love guys. It really was the best decision, to be sure and avoid the burnout!

    And I promise lots and lots of pics.

    You guys are the best, thank you thank you thank you, I can’t tell you enough how awesome it feels to have you all in my circle. I’m a lucky lady!

  • http://natsmithillustration.etsy.com Nat

    enjoy your time off:)

  • http://www.growingraw.com GrowingRaw

    “housework” and “week off” … you mean together?!?! Feel free to have a whole week to play!

  • Sam

    Enjoy your week off! :) You so deserve it! I’m busier than I’ve ever been right now, so I’m looking forward to a few days or a week of break hopefully within the next month as well. Ohio is experiencing this heat wave of 100+ degrees, 100% humidity, ack! But it’s summer so I must adore it :)

  • Alley

    As a mom who’s toddler also just discovered the bliss of a pool I’m TOTALLY with you on this one :) My munchkin and I take swim lessons so we spend a lot of “practice” time in the pool and she’s learning how to go under. It’s so good because not only is it fun, but we’re setting up for later in life to enjoy physical play. So as if you needed more incentive to take some time off and swim in the pool, just think of the rewards you’ll reap when Waits voluntarily keeps himself active and healthy through things like swimming and bike riding. Go Momma Go!

  • http://vegetalion.blogspot.com Sarah P

    Have fun! And I love the idea of Waits refusing to go into the pool–so cute!

  • http://oliviajeankeepinitgreen.blogspot.com Olivia Jean

    Enjoy him :D you deserve the break!!

  • http://indiearsenal.com farmingtheburbs

    yay, play!