That’s right – sun! June is nearly half over, but it doesn’t feel like it. We’ve had so much rain the past couple of weeks that I was beginning to think bright, bright sunshiny days were a thing of the past.
But today the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day, even if it is a bit windy. And it’s a perfect day for swimming!
Our local pool was all set to start swim lessons on Tuesday, but the aforementioned lousy weather prevented lessons from being held the past two days. After spending the better part of the last three months at home with only each other and their older siblings for company, my boys were beyond ready to see other kids, so their disappointment over the missed lessons was profound.
Today, however, the normal sights and sounds and smells of summer are everywhere. From the cool blue – and I must say, wonderfully inviting – pool water to the droning of a lawnmower in the distance, the cottony clouds in the startlingly blue sky and the scent of sunscreen in the air, this day could hardly be more summery. All that’s missing are temps in the nineties and soaring humidity, but I’m not yet ready for all of that.
The start of swim lessons this week are just the return to normal that my boys needed. It’s not a complete return to normalcy, given that swim lessons are in the middle of the day and I’m the one shuttling them back and forth, but it’s a lot more normal than church was last Sunday (and probably more normal than church will be in a couple more weeks).
Every little bit helps, though, right?
How about you – how are you doing? What does life, and normalcy (even if that normalcy is only temporary), look like for you?
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