here's a photo from vacation in July. Doesn't Lucy look like a 20 year old? Dang.
Despite the fact that summer vacation hasn't really been a vacation at all (aside from that week in July) we've had lots of summer fun. Swimming in the backyard or at the Y almost every day. Her hair is wrecked but she's getting so strong and staying happy (which means I am mostly sane).
Seeing the complete difference in Lucy's mood/affect/aura since she finished Kindergarten makes me sad. It was a hard year for her but during the year, I didn't really notice how it was impacting her whole core. It was when she stepped out of there, the very next day, her whole self was more relaxed and more happy. Ugh. It's heartbreaking really. I just want school to be fun for her, I want her to love learning. Everything about it is so hard. The social part, the academic part. I do hope that 1st grade is better for her.
We still have the month of August to look forward to. One week of staycation coming our way plus several weeks of daycamps and grandma care while I work.
stay tuned. i hope to be more consistent from now on.