Just a few weeks ago, my kids and I agreed to have an energetic summer.
Instead of renting a beach house, we decided to buy kayaks. I bought a book that details the walking paths at 60 or so parks in driving distance from our house. We decided to start with the closest and hike at least one of them once a week. We made a gigantic list of things to do: putt-putt golf, amusement parks, bike rides, camping, etc.
And then one of my children got sick. And the other is sick. Both have different things and nothing that will likely send them to the Spirit in the Sky, but at least one of them will need lots of weeks of rest.
So we're going to have a lazy summer.
We're going to read lots of books and relax at the pool (we will drive instead of walking). We will play putt-putt golf but will stop at hole three for an ice cream cone and a rest. It will be a summer of video games and lazy walks and movies.
I will write and edit lots of words, but my kids need to come first. If we get kayaks, they may need to be the two-man variety so the sickest child can kick her feet up and relax like a princess while the rest of us get into shape.
I will learn to relax and slow down and live in the moment. I may even learn how to work the PS3 (or whatever it is . . . maybe not).
We are going to have to figure out a way to find the positive in every day, which may make it the best summer ever (except for the sickness and the worry).
I don't plan to be here much if at all. I hope you have the best summer ever too . . . but without the sickness and the worry.