Monday, June 6, 2011

summer so far...


once school is over for the year and the kids are home, balancing work and play time is stressful. you would think there would be less to keep up with so it would be easier. i honestly think that myself every may when we start thinking about summer break. "oh man, it's going to amazing not to have to get up early and pack lunches and check homework and help with research projects. we'll play outside all day!" i forget over the fall and winter and spring - three seasons to wipe experience from my brain - that balancing the "play all day" with the "work all day" is tricky. there isn't enough "all day." we're working on it, though. we tackle the summer reading and the snipping paper in the hottest part of the day while the pets nap in the shade. mornings are for errand running and evenings are for roasting fresh vegetables and walks to the river.


  1. De très belles photos pour illustrer une jolie saison...

  2. I'm so intrigued by your work, I love the last picture! I completely understand about balancing work and play, although I don't have children, but since I work full time not doing art, I find it's a balancing act trying to get as much time as possible for artmaking, because sometimes there is so much else to do on evenings and weekends (errands, chores, friends to see, rest). You seem to have a great plan for dividing up the time though! ~Sara

  3. Great photos! I very much identify with your summer vacation plight - this year I'm working so I am relying on camps, but in summers past we've tried to find that balance - sometimes we managed better than other times. But your plan sounds like a good one. :-)

  4. paddling on lake como!! how i miss it xoxo