The other night I was thinking about this coming summer and how it is going to be different from all the other summers I have spent here in Kansas.
Since moving to Kansas I have had the summers off. The first year I did not work, then I stated working in a school. Even when I worked summer school it was only half a day and only for 3 weeks. So my summers have been free.
This one will be, too, as I am not working, BUT there will be one major change... a baby!!
So, there will be certain things I will not be able to do as I did before.
The big one is swimming. This depressed me. I love to go to the pool in the summer. However, I thought about it some more and realized my husband does have Wednesdays off so I could go on that day for a little while. At about 2 months I can take my son for some water time. I would like t do this and get him used to the water early and get him swim lessons as soon as possible. My parents took me to the apartment pool as a baby and I always loved pools, but I did not have lessons until I was 10 and I was scared of going underwater and the deep end. I do not want my son to be scared.
We usually take some sort of vacation. I get tired just thinking of attempting this with a baby!! Even a short one. So, no vacation.
We like to go to the local summer league baseball games. Maybe we can catch one.
Sundown Salute at 4th of July. Wouldn't you know that they have an awesome lineup of bands this year??? But that is too loud to take a baby to!! We will probably take him during the day to just walk around, though. And I plan to do the 1 mile fun run (mostly walking, though). I would also really like to have a party again this year, but not sure I will feel up to getting the house in order.
Sleeping in. Yeah, not gonna be doing that for a looooong time!!
Instead, this summer is going to be filled with diapers and feedings and baby snuggles and getting to know my son and establishing a new routine. It will be a whole new adventure and I am looking forward to it!!