It's the beginning of summer and we're spending it at Love's Folly -- again -- another full 10 days and only a month from our last 10 day holiday at Love's Folly around Memorial Day. It seems the only way we're going to get through this is to stalk both sets of parents. This is no joke. With Mack's colic and incessant neediness, plus Nate's general bossiness, we need the help. This makes our family of four NEEDY. We are NEEDY NEEDY. We NEED relief. We NEED NEED NEED. We aren't much fun. There are many tears. When we leave both sets of parents aren't that sad. We are exhausted and we exhaust those around us.
That Ron and Simma (and my parents too when we crash their house) would have us for more than a day or two is a miracle. But it shows me the power of family, of pulling together when there is strain. And so this becomes the new normal.
Some pics of Nate on the move away from the house... Nate at the playground in Easton.
On a nature walk.
Around the harbor, throwing rocks.
Here's Mack at the house.