One of reasons our summer was so great was my father-in-law. I now know what it feels like to have people around who are willing to help out with anything, and it doesn't even have to be an emergency! I have to say, I'm now even more jealous of people with help. It was amazing. There was a lot less stress. I didn't have to worry about how I was going to get kids from place to place. I didn't have to worry about it I had to run to a doctor's appointment. Grandpa was in town and more than willing to do whatever was needed. Even better, there is now such a strong bond with Grandpa and Monster. Monster got to see Grandpa almost every day. It was so wonderful watching their connection grow.
Aside from Grandpa being here, we ended up getting most of the things on our bucket list accomplished. It was just a matter of prioritizing. Sure, there are things we didn't do, but I'm over feeling bad about that (except when I look in my freezer and there are no blueberries, but I'll get over it). Both kids said that this was such an amazing summer. They didn't look at the things we didn't get to do, they looked at all the incredible things we did do. The best part, was that those time included when we just hung out at home and did nothing.
First week of school was fantastic. Kids like their teachers and are, so far, enjoying learning. Monster and Sunshine are both really enjoying Social Studies thus far this year. It's both of their favorites.
We have one last weekend of summer fun and then it's on to all of our fall favorites. So, Good-Bye Summer. You were amazing. Looking forward to seeing you next year!