I am clinging maniacally to the last seconds of Summer break. We have two more weeks until school starts, and I feel sad about it being over. I am not ready for the routine of school. Not ready for waking up to an alarm clock and going in to jiggle my smooshy kids awake. Not ready for quick breakfasts and packing lunches. For them to be away from me all day.
Soon we will be in the swing of it, and summer will be a fond memory, and I will be relishing in the quiet of my house after four kids leave. Like a vacuum of silence after their loud getting ready sounds.
This year I’ve got two eighth graders, one fifth grader, and a second grader bringing up the rear.
These night swimming images were taken in early July, on a beautiful evening at our community pool. I think they feel just perfectly like Summer.
We were the only ones there. I love when that happens.
We brought glo-sticks, purchased in the Dollar Spot at Target, and my camera. (I shot a lot of these in complete darkness, with my 50m 1.2 @ 1.2 and 3200 ISO). I thought they would love the magic of the glo-sticks underwater, and I was right.
I remember finding my first June Bug in the jacuzzi on this night, and feeling like we had all the time in the world ahead of us.
There is just something so comforting to me about an evening swim, with the water reflecting on the cement, and the sounds of cars whooshing by from the other side of the wall, and the kids glistening like slick little seals as they giggle and play.