Keeping it super real on What We Wore Wednesday this week.
Aside from today’s random weather, summer is officially here and we could not be soaking it up more. If we are awake, we are outside typically in some type of grass, mud, or baseball dust type set up. While showers seem to be needed every few hours our only rinse off on the weekend is a quick jump in the pool before it’s on to the next activity. During the week I’ve actually had to bathe B before nap and bed time because I just can’t fathom putting him in his crib in the condition he’s in. The other day I had to rinse off his feet and crocs in the sink eight times. Eight.
And you know what? I love the mess. I love the dirty boys, eyeblack smeared down L’s face and grass stuck inside his stinky baseball socks. B always seems to have a layer of popsicle on him. Both their hair is a bit more wild and the tan lines are in full force. They, all of us, have seem to just come to life these past few glorious weeks and I don’t ever want to forget it. How they smelled – the good and the bad, how B’s cheeks jiggle so hard when he is running through the yard to keep up with the big kids, their ‘summer’ legs which consist of bites, scratches, bruises and half off bandaids. I’m ingraining it all in my memory because I know, so well, that one day it will be winter again and I will not want anything more than these exact moments.
So, while it’s not all that glamorous, this week, and for many weeks to come, we are wearing sunscreen, bug spray, a lot of dirt, and pool. And a bit of popsicle.