Dimples is off to camp. I went to bed last night with a heaviness in my chest and woke this morning feeling the same. I know this is a good decision for her and for all of us; it’s just feels so unnatural and foreign to me. Rather than dig deep into that right now, I’m going to distract myself by writing about something not quite so important.
The beach always yields lots of treasures. The kids have lined the deck with shells, rocks, and beach glass. In addition to natural treasures, we have been having a great time with the Legos we got at the local thrift store. Every year we visit Good Cheer in Langley and come away with vacation treasures. This year we bought Legos and a handful of good books. I had to say “no” to lots of stuffed animals and odd toys, but all in all, it was fun. Some friends came to visit this weekend and brought us some awesome Magic Briks (love them) and lots of craft kits that the kids are enjoying. Along with a few games, these are the only toys we have with us and it’s really quite nice.
We are also loving reading a new Billy and Blaze book to the little boys (and other kids as they gather round) each night before bed. I bought the entire series (reprinted in paperback) for the upcoming school year, but Russ convinced me that we should enjoy them on vacation. He was right; we all look forward to a new story each night.
The kids are on the beach now playing an elaborate game of “house.” Honeybee is the mother which has made me the grandma by default. I’m not so sure I like that!
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Have a wonderful Monday evening.
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