Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lack Luster Summer

Summer’s benediction is close. I suppose it’s officially over once my first born crosses the threshold of kindergarten in a few weeks. As much as I thought I was going to be effected by his maiden voyage into scholarhood, I am not. It seems very natural for him to go to school. I am not sad and I am not surprised.

In accordance with my membership in the motherhood club, this was supposed to be our greatest summer, like, ever. We were supposed to shake off responsibility, swim until we were water-logged, eat more popsicles than food and embark on vacations galore.

None of that happened.

Instead, we had a baby. One that is nearly perfect. You don’t hear me talk about her too often because I don’t like to brag. And if I was to talk about her, I would sound like I am bragging, because the girl is nearly perfect. She has been sleeping through the night in her crib for over a month. She eats well, smiles plenty and doesn’t really cry. As I type this, I am trying to think of a time when she wasn’t doing those things. And now I feel bad because it sounds like I am bragging. And I am not one of those bloggers that tries to elude her readers into thinking she lives in some parallel world where all is perfect, well and right. My true reality is a perfect baby. Sorry.

Since this baby came, summer has been a little lack luster. I have only washed the boy’s swim trunks a few times and we haven’t even grilled one single hamburger. I really dropped the beach ball on my son’s last summer before school.

But you know what we did do? We all sat on my king-sized bed and laughed at Violet’s smile. We also took turns holding her and kissing her. And there was plenty of help when it came to feeding, diapering and bathing her. I didn’t have my baby- I had OUR baby. And when I remember that, I don’t really care about what our summer lacked.

10 comments:

Kalli Ko said...

uh doesn't sound like it lacked anything to me...

Emily Ruth said...

I agree that Violet is perfect, and I am so glad that I had the chance to meet her this summer. She is a doll and I miss your family.

beck said...

cheers to a perfect baby! and dont worry about summer. jack wont know what summer is until school gets out. and then all those things will be so much better. unless they get put off again with another kids. oh, wait, you have near perfect pregnancies dont you? keep having kids then cause they are cute.

HollyElise said...

"We all sat on my king-sized bed and laughed at Violet’s smile. We also took turns holding her and kissing her. And there was plenty of help when it came to feeding, diapering and bathing her. I didn’t have my baby- I had OUR baby. And when I remember that, I don’t really care about what our summer lacked. "
I bet your boys remember getting to know their little sister more than they'd remember a different summer!
:)

Ashley Thalman said...

This post is awesome Whit. What else can I say?

Anne Living Life said...

Sounds perfect!

sheena said...

goosebumps.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Well put. You are a good ad for having a third. :)

MH. lovely by m said...

well lets fix that and have a bbq now that i'm back in town...and kiss and hold that baby some more.

wendy said...

Absolutely loved this post!! Totally sweet! Loved the "dropped the beach ball" bit--you make me laugh--in a good way!! ;)