Every summer since I started blogging, I take a break from the blog. Mostly because I’m studying and super busy with the kids, but also because sometimes it’s helpful to step back and reevaluate things. Last year I came back and had lots of ideas and great content to put out, and I think it will be the same way this year. It’s easy to get into a rut when you are constantly writing.
I also heard a lot of negativity after my last post, which was surprising and difficult. I have written about controversial things from racism to GMOs in the past, and never had the kind of backlash that I had from telling about a scary situation I had with my son in the pool. After having a month to ponder it, this is what I think. It may not have been a good decision to let them play on the steps without me, no matter how close I was. I haven’t done that again, even though they can swim independently fairly well now. BUT, it in no way makes me a terrible parent because I did. As parents, we are trying to do our best to raise healthy, happy, productive little humans, and I think it would go a long way to support each other rather than tearing each other down when we make a mistake. I received a lot of constructive criticism, which is great, exactly what I want and expect from my wonderful readers! There were lots of suggestions that have been very helpful. Other people were just flat-out mean, and that’s not what I’m ever hoping for.
We joined the swim club this summer, and it was a really great experience. Luke was on the swim team and all three kids had six weeks of lessons, four days per week. I can’t believe how far they have come, it was worth every penny! They did Vacation Bible School last week and really enjoyed that as well. I was nervous leaving the twins for the fist time, I wasn’t sure how well they would listen, but it turned out great. Now we are getting ready to go back to school and relaxing for the last week of summer.
I have a lot of fun things planned for preschool activities this year, we just added a light table to the classroom! Stay tuned:)
Until our next adventure,