Nearing the end of our ordinary days
Jack got a free ticket to six flags as part of a reading program at school, so he and Dave went on Wednesday with some friends of ours. Which meant it was just Sammi and I at home.
And I got a taste of what life will be like every day just 5 short days from now.
I would be liar if I said it didn't freak me out a little. (Which is very unlike me. Usually I am the one partying in the street when my kids hit another milestone.)
The silence was deafening.
I have been listening to Jackson chatter on endlessly all day, every day for more than 6 years now.
So I did what any other sewing mama would do - I sewed away the silence. And I finally have all the asters pieced for Sammi's baby aster quilt.
Now I have to start the hard part - the applique. With circles! Wish me luck.
Jack and Sam have been spending the days playing "roll the ball." It's purely an accident of her poor coordination, but Sammi actually does roll that ball back to him.
I suddenly have a ton of things to do - finish buying school supplies (play-doh again), washing 12 loads of laundry to get ready for the consignment sale, filling out papers for school (mustn't forget the one for the gifted program, which I have now forgotten twice), carting Jack to end of summer play dates, hopefully squeezing in a little fun now that the weather has broken, and a *tiny* bit of crying in my cheerios over Jack finally starting school full time*.
If you don't see me for a few days, you can see why.
*I asked Jack if he was nervous about school all day and his reply? "oh MOM! It is just school!"