Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Slowing Down

Summer. I keep reminding myself that it is summer. Slow down. Breathe. Kick off the shoes. Exhale. Pick up the book. Make some lemonade. Relax. Let some things go. Don't schedule anything. Go for ice cream.

I am just like any other mom. I have to do lists and a million things to do. I am used to trying to do it all. But, summer isn't about doing it all. It is a mindset that I find hard to shift into.

I especially love to read in the summer. I am reading the best book, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I never thought I would like it. But, Oprah has talked about it so much that I couldn't resist any longer. It is a great book to read while watching the kids ride the bikes up and down the street or play in the backyard. It's a long one but I can tell that it is one that I don't want to end.

So again, I tell myself. Relax. Watch the kids play in the backyard. Play with the kids. Sip the lemonade. Pick up the book and read. It is OK. Do whatever you feel like doing. Enjoy the sunshine. Inhale. Soak it all in. Exhale.


Genny said...

Your whole first paragraph made me remember what summer is all about. Thank you! We've already launched into camps and plenty of running around. I definitely want to relax this summer too1

OHmommy said...

I am reading Petite Anglaise.


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Rhea said...

Lovely new header!! Looks really nice. I like the colors a lot.

I LOVE being able to read a TON in the summer. It's not always easy with these kiddos running around creating chaos, but I still manage it.

Nice post!

Poltzie said...

I hate Oprah but darn it I love her book choices!

ConverseMomma said...

Need to relax, come on over to my house. It's a den of slack in the summer. All we do is read and sun and loaf. Great, right?

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