High Summer, or, The Toddler Fog






High Summer.  The toddler is as crazy as the sun is hot, and if he wasn’t so gosh darn cute, I would have left him on someone else’s doorstep by now.  We had an amazing harvest of black raspberries, more kale than we know what to do with, and a trip to the ocean with family.

Basically we are lucky, lucky, lucky.  I know it, really I do, but the little one has been so nutty that I am plain worn out, and mostly my brain feels like a pile of mush.  I am walking through fog, faithful that somewhere under my feet is solid earth to walk on.  It will pass – I remember this well from my daughter, this was the age where I stopped working at the cafe entirely (For 6 months?  A year?) because I simply could not do it.

So, I’m setting down any expectations I have had about what I might accomplish in these next months.  Finishing the book?  Someday.  Finishing the so-close-quilt?  Someday, maybe soon, maybe not.  Finishing our painting projects?  Someday.  When I have spare moments, I do yoga, I knit a few stitches, I read light books.  I get a little peek through the fog, and then back in I go.

Blessings on your summer days, friends.


4 Responses to “High Summer, or, The Toddler Fog”

  1. 1

    Oh, how I understand!!!
    Enjoy it.
    Best wishes from France…

  2. 2

    I know what you are talking about! I hope things calm down soon for you. Hang in there! Happy summer!

  3. 3
    Kimberlie Ott

    Those little moments you talk about, yoga, knitting, books…….they are truly life giving when you are in that fog. This too shall pass……….favorite words! :) Blessings during the toddler days!

  4. 4

    Thank you! :)

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