This month, five years ago, I had babies galore.

Now, I have children and lightsabers and bookmarks galore.

I have camp forms to complete and teacher gifts to buy. I have end-of-the-year everything filling my calendar. Summer is looming and vast and so very enticing.

Five years ago summer meant little more than a change in pool hours. Now, it is “SUMMER!!” and it can’t get here fast enough for two not-so-little people. For me, summer is now the season that simultaneously terrifies and liberates me. Too much time and not enough time, depending on how I am spending it.

Thank you, May, with your full 31 days. I will be using every last minute of them.


  1. Precious picture! I am clinging to our preschool days, when I have the option of putting Hayden in school year-round. Two months of, “Mommy, there’s nothing to do” scares the crap out of me.

  2. Love the photo! Babies galore!!!

    This makes me want to slam on the brakes of Life right now. It will be a shock to my system to have to have at least one person somewhere 5 days a week starting next Fall. I’ve enjoyed the easy-breezy (not always easy, not always breezy, but you know what I mean) pace of the 2-day-a-week preschool years, where I interpret preschool’s 2-hour snow delay to mean “bring ’em if you want – your choice”, whereas next year I will HAVE to take them through the ice and foot of snow.

    Happy May to you!

  3. I hear you. I’m still in the baby phase, though definitely reaching the end of it. And while some days there are about 14 hours too many, most days I’m grateful for the lack of structure.

  4. Oh my gosh, what a picture.

    I’m looking forward to the slower, more relaxed pace of summer.

    Of course, come early August, I’ll be singing a different tune.

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