Is it just me, or does exhaustion come right along with summer?
It seems there aren't enough hours in the day to fit in all the running, exploring, and play that a 4 year old gets into. The days are longer, and yet, night time rolls around, and nothing is done. My to-do list grows and grows, and nothing seems to get crossed off. Bedtime comes later and later, dinnertime gets simplified, and bath times occasionally get missed (shhh...).
Even though I haven't managed to vacuum, catch up on laundry, or stock the pantry this week, I go to bed happy. I go to bed knowing we had fun. My little one learned something new, experienced something different, or just enjoyed spending time with me.
Maybe some day I'll find a balance, where the house is clean and we still have plenty of time to have fun. But, for now, I'll survive with dishes sitting in the sink and laundry spewing out of hamper. At least when we're outside exploring, I won't have to see the mess.