From the Eye of the Storm #23
Hello from the greater DC area, also known as the DMV (which, sadly, conjures up Department of Motor Vehicle flashbacks for many, including me). We've been given a few days of respite from the crushing heat and humidity. The windows are all open and I haven't broken into a sweat all morning. I think if summer was like this all the time, I'd like it a lot more.
Last week, my older son, Logan, turned thirteen, which is kind of hard to wrap my mind around, really. Only when I close my eyes and just listen to his changing voice do I really believe it. Anyway, he loves the beach so we took an impromptu trip up to Robert Moses in Long Island, NY. We stayed at my aunt and uncle's house in Northport one night and my friends Andrea and Ian's house in Brooklyn the second. A lot of driving, but totally worth it to enjoy those last days of summer...
Because now school has official started! My younger son, Zane, has begun middle school, so we've completely left the world of elementary school (primary school for UK folks!) behind. It feels like the end of an era, with all the accompanying bittersweet feelings you have when you realize that your kids really are growing up right before your eyes at what seems like an ever-increasing speed. If they weren't so much damn fun, I'd probably be getting misty-eyed.