It’s been an amazing 11 days since school let out. I almost feel guilty saying that because isn’t Summer suppose to drive me crazy(and yes at times it does). Do you want to know why it’s been better…and no, not just because my kids haven’t been whining.
I’ve taken some time for myself. I’m running of course and I also added another 30 minutes each day for some strength and resistance training. May I just say I’ve never felt better. I got a haircut(first one since last July) and even a pedicure and manicure(my once a year splurge).
I’ve also put my phone down and picked my camera up. I’m doing things that make me feel healthy – strawberry picking with my kids, making jam, cleaning out my kitchen cupboards, and donating piles of toys and clothing.
I hear my kids running around playing with each other and the neighborhood kids, I’m keeping my freezer stocked with popsicles and I think I bought an endless supply of sidewalk chalk.
We’ve spent time at the pool and time in the movie theatre. We’ve probably eaten far too many donuts but we’ve also gotten out on a family bike ride. Did I mention I got a new bike?
What I’m saying is – things are good. My mind feels healthy without negativity and stress. Summer is good.
I know I mentioned to all of you on here and on Facebook(you do follow me on Facebook, yes?) that my post “Together Forever” won a full sponsorship from Brica to attend the Type A Parent conference this coming weekend.
When I wrote this post a few months ago I meant it so deeply – how these girls are together, but can I just say that it’s even better now? Insanely good and possible.
It pains me to leave my kids. Pains me. Like pains me in a way that I don’t get haircuts(and yes Astrid sat quietly on my lap for the whole salon appointment). But I’m really looking forward to this trip. Sure I’m looking forward to it because it’s a great conference and I look forward to connecting with other people and brands in social media and blogland – but I’m really looking forward to representing a company like Brica. I love their motto “Making Together Better” and really how it fits in with how we are having such a great Summer. Together.
And while I will miss the most important people in my life for a few days…I know that they are happy and safe at home and that I am doing something good for all of us.
So am I weird that I hate leaving my kids? And if you had just one product for your kids..what would it be?