Don’t ever give up.
Don’t ever give in.
Don’t even stop trying.
Don’t ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.
-Richelle E. Goodrich
I hope to look back on these summers days and see a testament of my strength and love of these boys. Unfortunately, I know I will also see the craziness of three months with a three and a half year old and an under one baby. Over time, I’m sure it will be remembered just like this title “chaos and coffee”.
While structure is truly just around the corner, this last week of summer will include many of our adventures: coffee, chaotic time at home, swimming, seeing our friends, and a very quick trip right before school starts. We didn’t quite accomplish the summers of my childhood, but we did have a lot of swimming, ice cream, and fun. Next summer will probably be the year we get to adventure even more.
Some lessons these boys have taught me this summer will last a life time. Here is a quick peek at my summer yoga 😝
- If you truly want something, go for it. Jump full in. Googles on, arm floaties if you need ’em, just go for it.
- If you are looking, you can ALWAYS find someone who has more than you/having more fun/or doing what you want to be doing. Unplug and you won’t care what others are doing, because you won’t know! Log off and enjoy where you are at.
- We all need down time. A rest to read, to nap, to watch the clouds go by as you lie on the trampoline. We all need a break.
- Play every damn day. (Self explanatory I think!)
- Write your ideas down. Who knows when you may get to it, but writing them down is a great habit to get into. After all, the more you honor your ideas, the more likely they are to show up!
I’m sure the boys taught me more, but being that I woke up at 5am to have some me time, well, I’m sure I just can’t recall them right now. Anyways, whether school is back in session for your littles or you don’t have littles to begin with, take some time this week and enjoy the last bits of summer before we all five head first into cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and all things Fall.