We are currently on vacation.
Well, actually, I’ve been flying solo with the kids since Thursday. A good friend just said, “When you have kids, it’s no longer a vacation, it’s a trip.” So, I’m on a trip with my little poppies, at least until Schizz rolls in manana.
Yesterday, we had some major storms. It was almost as if Mother Nature decided to get all of her summer thunderstorms over and done with in one day. I woke up to thunder and I fell asleep to thunder. It was sort of a rolling background noise for much of the day.
Now, we are vacationing in a tiny place. Normally, that would be fine, as we go outside in virtually all weather. There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.
We go out in all weather with the sole exception of active thunderstorms.
Let’s just say it was a very long day spent indoors. And then, just when bedtime was so close that I could taste it, Mother Nature upped the ante. The storm was on top of us.
I have yet to meet a kid who loves a thunderstorm, but you can imagine what this might be like for a kid who is super sensitive to sound.
We survived by snuggling in bed, in the dark, with the shades drawn to block out lightning flashes. And we read books by book light.
Anyway, when it was over and everyone was finally calm, I put Seuss to bed in his room and then went to tuck in T and Leo. The two are sharing a room this vacation.
As I was leaving the room, Leo said, “Mum? I think I’m going to be one of those adults who worry a lot. Like, when I have kids? And they are out? I will worry about them until they come home. I’ll probably worry a lot.”
And, before I could even formulate a response, T replied, “But I’ll be there to help you, Leo. It will all be okay, so don’t worry.”
And that just about sums these two siblings up.
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If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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