I can't believe it's the end of the summer. Didn't school just let out? We've already gotten our school supplies bought & kids are registered. I can't possibly have a second grader & an eighth grader (sort of).
I just figured out that I am THAT mom. The kind who has laid out plans in May for the absolute PERFECT summer. Play dates, pool time, vacation, zoo trips, day trips, & summer camp outs. Yea. Only about 25% of that actually became reality. Because life gets in the way. Work gets in the way. Weather gets in the way. We are all just people who do the best with what we've been given. Our kids don't think we're bad parents. If fact, if you can accomplish even 10% of your perfect world, they think we're pretty wonderful.
Try to remember it's not always the 'big' things that they look forward to. It's the small ones too. I'm sure Kyle & Michael formed some pretty awesome memories on their 6 mile bike rides together this year. And David will be happy with a big kiss and some tickle time.
I still have one last big hurrah planned for Kyle before school starts. Just an overnight trip with a good friend & her son. But to the boys going on the trip, they will think it's like a trip to Disney World.
I have to start remembering to live life knowing that sometimes all the big things in this world aren't so different from the little ones. Especially in the mind of children. To them, a memory is a memory. Big or small.