Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Summer Days: Then and Now
Instead of reading, I was putting sun block on, over and over again...instead of sunning I was chasing after a crazy little boy who wanted to play ball with the college kids; instead of me staring blissfully into the water, I was staring blissfully at a little boy who wanted NOTHING to do with the beach that day. He was much more interested in chasing the seagulls, or going to the park across the street.
I soon realized, this summer wasn't about me...it was about him, just like everything else in life. It's not that we can't go to the pool, or go to the beach. It's just that it's under his rules, and that's okay. Watching him chase the birds isn't so bad. Instead of going to secluded beaches we go to ones that are surrounded with playgrounds and sprinklers, ones with shade and no waves. When I look back I am pretty sure that I'd rather remember these days...I just hope I can remember that on the days that little man throws a tantrum the second I finishing unpacking all of our stuff on the sand.