Wednesday, July 15, 2009
...it seems strange that I have been away from my home, my computer and my friends for so long now.
I have to admit I have been in the dumps a little lately and need to get back on track with life and all that it has to offer. One of those pull yourself up by your bootstraps and move on moments for me.
In order to do that I must get back to my blog and share with you all those things that bring a smile to my face. I had originally planned on blogging while on vacation but the Internet connection was terribly slow and would have taken me all day.
Besides that, it would not have been a true vacation if I spent all my time on the computer. Instead I enjoyed my kids, watching them in a familiar setting but another year older.
It is amazing how much they change from year to year and how quickly that time passes. Mac was most independent this year as he tried to hang with his older cousins. When I say older they are 19 and 23 but, they had so much love and respect for Mac it melted my heart.
They treated him like a big kid and even spent time playing games together and watching Mac in his first appearance at Karaoke night. Yes, he sang in front of everyone! (Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer)
For those of you that know me personally, you understand that I can be painfully shy in large groups. Mac obviously has no problem with that and rocked out on air guitar with full gusto.
Hannah and Shea both had a great time. Again, very independent while playing, entertaining themselves most of the time.
Our cottage is right on the beach and has a play set right next door. Just to the right of our cottage is a pier where they could fish or just watch the fish. Up the pathway there is the game room where they could spend some quarters on all kinds fun activities. These were the areas where they were free to roam as long as they told us where they were going.
It gives them such a sense of responsibility and a chance to grow a more independent. I must stress it breaks my heart every step they take towards that independence, but I know in my heart the goal as a mom/parent is to give them the tools and confidence they need to take on all that the world has to offer.
It was a great vacation...just next time remind me to relax a little more. I was called "Martha" one too many times for all my "accessories"