Well, summer vacation is here and both of the girls are in activities. Today was Sharon's first day of swimming lessons and Winona's first day of basketball camp. As for me, it was my first day juggling everything that mom's do when the school year comes to an end.
Since we are fairly new to the area, we don't just leave ten minutes before we need to be somewhere. It took me an extra few minutes to find the school where Sharon had her swimming lessons. I was happy that I could drive her there and then walk her inside to the pool. In years past, my mom would help me do this. It is a great feeling to be independent. This time when I sat watching her, I didn't have my mom sitting next to me. I missed her company, but there is something to be said for being able to take responsibility for my own children. I should add that even though Sharon dreaded going to her lesson, she did a great job!
After Sharon and I dropped Winona off at he basketball camp, Sharon and I ran many errands. We went to the bank, dropped off money at her Girls Scout leader's house and then went to the Post Office. Again, these are ALL things that either my husband did or my mom would assist me with in the past.
Even though I feel like all I did was run my kids around all day, I know that I really accomplished something today. In many ways I feel whole. I could never fully understand how mother's could get so much done in one day and run there kids in five different directions. I think I am slowly starting to get it.
Now that I'm home for the first time all day I get to clean the kitchen, do laundry and make dinner. Yes, I may seem a little overwhelmed, but last year I wouldn't have been able to do any of these tasks. These are all very special gifts that have been given to me today and I love each and everyone of them the same.