Sunday, August 26, 2007

Holy shit, it's over!

Summer vacation that is. It's over. Today marks the last day before Grace heads off to 1st grade. Dear god it went fast. When she had her last day of kindergarten in June, I prepared myself for a loooong summer, figuring Grace would be bored out of her skull after two weeks. She did have days of boredom, but for the most part, we always found something to do almost every day. And now it's over. How is that possible?

So yesterday, they spent the day on their waterslide in the backyard (it was like 100+ degrees). And toay, the slide isn't blown up, but they're splashing around, making "potato soup" using upside down Frisbees, water, and little pieces of a cardboard box. I'm sitting on the back porch watching them, smoking a cigarette here and there, and wondering when the hell life started going so fast. When I was a kid, summer seemed to last an eternity. Now I'm adult with kids of my own and it feels like it lasts a day... a week at best. [sigh]

Slow down world... I wanna get off.

5 comments:

mamatulip said...

I share the same sentiments, my friend.

And, off-topic? Dave was going through some DVD's the other day and found our Pee Wee's Playhouse discs. The kids fuckin' LOVE the show and it's all we've watched all weekend. I thought of Grace when we first started watching it. That show's a trip man; I used to watch it every Saturday morning. No wonder I'm so fucked up now. LOL!

Mary said...

I feel the same way. We still have about 10 days of summer left, but I can't believe it's the end of August already. Daaamn.

Atleast you're having a nice hot summer, ours has been cool and fairly wet, not fun.

geenalyn said...

This summer has indeed seemed to zoom on by. The kiddos still have another 8 days (counting weekends) till they go back. I'm so not ready to put my babies (j & m) on that big yellow school bus...and can't get over Daynah being in grade 2 already...

slh said...

I totally agree...where the heck did this summer go. The boys go back tomorrow as well and I'm not sure that I'm ready...LOL.

Susie said...

I am with you. I can't believe how fast summer went. We did nothing. And school starts a week from today