If we were having coffee, I would brew enough caffeine to keep me alert for a week. The truth is, it’s been pretty crazy at my house lately.
We’re in the final countdown to the end of the school year and the kids are like sharks smelling blood in the water. They know summer freedom is just outside their reach, and they can’t stand waiting for it one more minute! I understand their excitement. Summer is all about slip and slides, cannon balls, water balloon fights, reading all day while lounging in a hammock, and camping trips where marshmallows are the last course of every meal. It’s good to be a kid in summer, but we’re not there yet! And their teachers are packing on the school work, hoping to extract the last ounce of brain power they have left.
Every day is a homework battle.
As the days grow longer, it’s also harder and harder to keep the kids in a normal sleep routine. It’s like they’re solar changing all day and can’t unwind when it’s bedtime. It’s made all of us grumpy in the morning and my eldest was begging for his own cup of coffee a few times this week.
Since we can’t sleep, we took the telescope out of storage. We have a 12 inch Meade Newtonian, and now that we live in the country with not a street lamp anywhere, the stars are super bright.The kids love it and are learning some astronomy and how to use the stars as navigation points.
While we were out there we caught sight of the summer’s first bats. They circled around our house in a small swarm, sparking fresh interest in getting up our bat houses so the poor little colony will have a place for their babies that is not my attic! The kids build the houses with these cool little kits we found online. There are an insane number of bat species in California. The ones we have at our house (thankfully) are rather small ones.
If we were having coffee, I’d apologize for being bad company and ask if we could call off the visit a bit early. My infectious yawn convinces you that sometimes even copious amounts of coffee can’t replace a good old-fashioned nap and we say goodbye until next time.
Before you leave, I would remind you to come back tomorrow for our special guest blogger. Shawn from Down Home Thoughts will be sharing what he knows about creating characters with character. It’s going to be fantastic, so you don’t want to miss it!
If We Were Having Coffee is a blog hop inspired and run by the lovely and talented Diana at Part Time Monster. Please drop by her place for coffee. You can also see what other bloggers are up to by checking out the hashtag #WeekendCoffeeShare on Twitter.