Someday this summer’s going to end.Posted: August 19, 2010
It was a really good one, I must say. Despite the rocky start, we’ve all been quite happy. We are getting ready to move, which is why I haven’t written much. It was a quick decision; I had been looking for a year in this particular school district, a house came up that we fell in love with, and we jumped before the school year could begin. The last six weeks have been a frenzy of packing and putting our own house up for sale.
I did want to share a few more memories though:
This past week, The Princess and I were walking across a parking lot in search of school supplies. She’s been getting into the “Punch Buggy” game, trying to keep up with her brothers, and she’s getting pretty good at pointing them out. I was looking straight ahead, focused on our destination, when she pointed and yelled “BLACK one!” just as an African American man happened to be passing in front of a shiny convertible Beetle.
I was a red one at that point. It kind of reminded me of the ending of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the one with Donald Sutherland (um, SPOILER ALERT):
Then yesterday, as we walked up to the bus stop to meet the boys, I asked if she thought that I looked fat in my outfit, and she said, “No, you’re gorgeous!” I breathed a sigh of relief, until she continued, quite matter-of-factly, “Your boobs are just fat, but they’re supposed to be fat.”
Edison spent his free time this summer either making Lego stop animation videos like this one:
or tearing through the 39 Clues book series.
Clooney has loved every minute of camp, every day on the beach, and every moment he’s spent playing with either Legos or cars.
They are all very excited about the move and about school. It will be nice to get settled and get back into a routine. The summer has been so hot. I can’t wait for the crisp breath of Fall to whisper holiday promises in my ear.