My blogging desire, that is.
I have always enjoyed summer - as a kid, as a new teacher, as a college teacher, and now as a mom. There are endless things to do, especially since my children are ages almost-two and four. Our days pass in the blink of an eye as we play outside, go on walks, go to library events, spend afternoons at the swimming pool, bake, play, and go on play dates and family visits. It's a busy time and our weather this summer has been quite conducive to outdoor plans.
With all that outside fun, plus the nine days I was gone with my husband for vacation, a few more trips to see friends and family, and a massive purge-the-baby-stuff garage sale, not to mention the day-to-day cleaning, cooking, wiping, organizing, etc., the days really just slip away. In the midst of all that excitement I've lost my blogging mojo even though in the past I was always sure to make time for it.
We are still making our way through Little Lady's year of ABC activities and Mini Me always joins in with those. He is into reading and building train tracks and playing baseball so I feel like enticing him with other activities requires too much coercion which is most definitely not the route I want to take with our fun activities.
Despite all the blogging I did - and thoroughly enjoyed - last summer, I just keep forgetting to photograph and share the really great pinwheel and balloon Fourth of July activity I did when we had a four-kid play date, or the fun obstacle course we built in the backyard one day. I attribute my mojo loss to our wonderfully relaxing beach vacation... things just haven't seemed as urgent since then!
I am not beholden to anyone and probably don't need to explain that there is a lack of new kid activities posted this summer, but I feel like I'm not finishing something I started and I hate that. I'll still blog and will have a burst of kid activity ideas one of these days but until then, the kids and I will probably be at the pool... or making new scented play dough or checking out a new city park or having balloon bop wars or reading or learning to ride a tricycle or making sand art or...
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