Why? Well to be honest my kids are getting so big so fast and there is stopping it. I feel like if I don't make some time to just be with them than I will be missing out. I also know that I am incredibly busy and crazy normally. So since I'm blessed to work and go to school in a university system I should treasure that time away. I worry so much that with all our being busy that my kids don't know who I am and worse I might not know what is in their hearts.
So this summer we learned those secrets. My son Harmon (who I always thought was Daddy's mini-me) is my soul twin. Rachel OMG that girl is just such a beautiful hurricane, so much power and determination mixed in with sensitivity and sweetness. Callum, how do you describe a little boy filled with so much gentleness and thoughtfulness. The kids learned my love of water and my goofy side.
We spent hours in used book stores, art museums, and explored our small village that we live in. We went completely off the grid at the family cabin in Show Low with daddy a couple of times and it was delightful. We did dance and gymnastics together. They did a sports camp and a Jewish camp with our lovely Chabad House. Rachel and I went to Las Vegas as I continued my academic research on prostitution there. It went by so fast! I have always valued my title as a working mom but it meant a lot to me to reaffirm the value of being a stay at home mom as well. How blessed I am to be able to do both!
So I planned on blogging again once the kids went back to school but than (oh yeah I'm not a stay at home mom full time) and the work/school crunch hit me over the head with a mallet. Oy vey! It never stops. But than BAM, my son Harmon broke my toe and with Halloween this week, I've taken a little breather from the work side this week (no driving allows a lot of extra time) and school is a chugging on nicely so I've decided I will try and write more of everything going on. It will be a lot of blogs all at once but after this week I have promised myself to set aside at least once a week to update our family.