Today, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, the weather was perfect — 72 and sunny with a cool breeze. Today is the first day of B’s summer vacation from school, and I had visions of sleeping in, a trip to the playground, or maybe the pool, and lots of snuggling with the kids.
So far, the boys got up before 7, and although we’ve gotten in LOTS of snuggling, it’s unfortunately mostly because Liam is sick. (He woke up from his nap yesterday with a fever, and added a rash today, so I’ve been pretty worried.) So our first day of summer vacation has been spent taking temperatures and going to the pediatrician’s office to get him checked out and to get a throat culture (no strep). B is feeling ok (he was probably sick with a mild version of this last week when he was feeling a bit run down) and though Liam is miserable, he should be feeling well in a few days. And, since we are on summer vacation, I’m home to snuggle them both, with nowhere else I need to be. It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for the first day of our summer break, but, Liam’s illness aside, it was really a pretty good day. He’ll be better soon, and our summer fun will be waiting for us then.