Friday, June 20, 2008

Holy cow, it's really summer.

We're done! We're free! Grades are in! Classrooms cleaned! Desks all organized! Summer reading books are stacked nicely, calling me to them.


It's Sam's turn to be away for the weekend reaching for more Manhart athletic glory... a long course swim meet (which means it's in an Olympic sized pool) in Middlebury Vermont.

Which reminds me... I'm now registered for 2 more races:
Danskin all-women's triathlon in Mass in July and another Half Marathon on MDI (Acadia National Park) in Sept. That means I have no breaks in training for a while, which, if you haven't guessed, makes me really happy.

Anyway, when I explained today to Skyler (again) that Sam wouldn't be back today or tomorrow, she said:
"He won't be here to sing Swing Low to me at bedtime?" (in a sad, dramatic voice).
Me: "No, not for 2 nights."
Skyler, looking out the window with faraway eyes:
"He was such a great dad."

And another funny thing that she picked up somewhere:
When we are outside playing and she hears thunder, she runs around the house frantically yelling:

"ALL CHILDREN! ALL CHILDREN!
GET IN THE HOUSE!"

Even though there are some thunderstorms predicted, I'm going to remain calm. I'm feeling energetic and optimistic about my weekend ahead as single mama. BECAUSE I DON'T GO TO WORK ON MONDAY!

Happy Summer solstice, everyone.

5 comments:

Christine said...

Again, I laugh out loud!

Donna said...

I need one of those rolling on the floor smilies right now lol.

Kelly Jane Dahl said...

what's on your summer reading list? i have a recommendation: "Love Walked In" by Marisa de los Santos. though, i am reluctant to recommend as i haven't finished it yet, but great so far.

thanks for talking the other night, for being supportive, and trying to find the right thing to say. just listening was so much more than enough. love you.

Tiercy said...

Can't wait to see your blogs about those other races!! BTW - when are you leaving on a jet plane? I'd love it if we could manage a playdate while you are here!

SNW said...

oh gosh! i hope i am in maine this september-- i'll join your fan club.