There is no time for anything. Everything just keeps coming. Nothing is finished or completed to satisfaction, it is honestly just tuck and roll time until the next wave hits and I can't sugar coat this. I am just trying to stay afloat. Luckily, for every long night there is a quiet late start morning. For every irrational argument there is a sincere and gentle apology. For every chore there is a field trip. For every little thing that seems to be tipping me over the edge there is in fact a counterpart pulling us back up to the surface, reminding me that this life is well rounded and robust and that it's okay to use a floatie once in a while. Now if they would only make Puddle Jumpers for adults.
Ruari started high school today, Finn is leaving for college in two short weeks and everyone else will be back in school three weeks from tomorrow. We're going to tuck and roll through these last few weeks and try not to worry so much about the mountain of busy work that never ever shrinks and just try to focus on the stuff that summer is made of.