June is a time of beginnings in Sluiter Nation.
School ends for the year in May and June bring the start of long days, lazy evenings, and relaxing afternoons.
June is when I begin my annual three-month stint as a stay at home mom.
We begin new routines that are less rigid and stressful.
We start smelling fresh air more often and wearing pants less often.
June is when we can’t be bothered my calendars.
Even though the calendar looks packed, we don’t find ourselves racing through our time together.
We sit back and take it bit by bit. Moment by moment.
June is always full of possibility.
The summer looms before us filled with potential.
For months Eddie and I have lain in bed listing all the things you can do in the summer like go barefoot and play with water without getting cold.
June is when we are both busy and lazy.
Doing all the things co-exists with doing nothing.
June is a lack urgency to use every last drop of summer before it’s over.
We have time.
June is newness.
New flowers, new projects, new possibilities.
The boys are a year older which means there is more we can handle together.
June is a release.
All the months of being everything to everyone else…June is when I am mine…and my boys’.
June is a deep, cleansing breath.
**Also Charlie is 15 months old today. WUT?
***Also Eddie will be four in 10 days. DOUBLE WUT??