This week I started on Tuesday with playing outside with Lilly all morning, making a yummy lunch and then taking her nap time as me time. I started to realize that maybe that is all I need to accomplish this summer: spending quality time with Lilly. I am a working mom 10 months of the year. I get to be a SAHM for 2 months and I want to cherish that and use it smartly. Before Lilly that may have meant cleaning and organizing my basement or learning a new craft. Lilly is 3 years old and I will never get to have moments like these again.
So my basement may or may not get organized this year. But I will organize playdates for Lilly and I. And I may or may not learn a new craft this summer. But I will fingerpaint and bake and make playdough with Lilly. I may not re-read all those wonderful classics (another yearly summer promise) but Lilly and I will participate in our library's summer reading program. And I'll read some great chick lit and beachy reads!