When the kids are away…

What does a parent do with three wild days of freedom while the kids are away at “Gramp Camp”?  Why, she blogs about them, of course.  Looking into each sweet sun-kissed face, practically hearing the laughter in their play (conveniently forgetting the messes associated with potty-training and the endless bouts of whining just a few hours ago as we were pushing them out the door).  But then, I guess that’s just the plight of a parent.  Gritting your teeth to get through to the end of the day, holding tightly to your heart while they’re away.  

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Summer to me, is a misery.  That happens when you don’t like to sweat.  But to kids, it’s magical.  I remember that.  I know the delight behind these eyes, the joy of discovering this new, bright squirting ball of fun.  _MG_1010

Because when you’re young, it’s all about possibility._MG_1012

And the smallest experiences make you happy._MG_1105

like playing in dirty bird bath water…._MG_1099And you’re not yet to the age of worrying about your thighs, tan lines, or the funky frizzy way your hair will look when it dries.
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You’re just experiencing the sweet spot in life… and when you get older, it’s so much more difficult to find.  Which is why… we have kids…  

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and why I miss mine.

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