Today was the epiphany of Summer.
The temperature lingered around the high 30's. The sky was blue and the air was thick. Your skin prickled in the heat causing rosy cheeks and sweat-laced foreheads.
So....Kirsty, Kim and I did what all good Mumma's do when the weather delivers this type of summery force - we ditched housework and commitments, left washing piles for later and ignored our holiday to-do lists..... and we headed to the pool!
Six kids, three Mummas and the perfect summer's day concocted a perfect mixture of fun. There was fresh seasonal fruit and Kirsty's famous chocolate coconut balls. Cold drinks and ham sandwiches. Presents and gift giving. Giggles and cuddles. And lots & lots of swimming.
Every school holidays, Kirsty and I load our tribes into her seven-seater car and head to the Northside to meet Kim and her two for a catch up. Hanging out with these two Mummas and their kids ALWAYS makes me happy. We bond over motherhood vents and general-life dramas. We listen to problems and lend a listening ear. But more importantly, we congratulate each other on the good things we do, and the goals we strive for as women and wives and Mothers. We laugh and relate and reassure. We discuss the disbelief we're feeling that our 'babies' are almost five - and it was those 'babies' who brought us together all those years ago at the local 'Mothers Group'. I love hanging out with these ladies. And today, was again - the perfect playdate.
Happy kids always equates to happy Mothers. And today was nothing but happiness.
Ending with ice creams and car naps, early dinners and more swimming at home - I truly do love summer!
Even after a frothy milk bath, my two babies still smelt like sunscreen and chlorine. And as I snuggled their sleepy bodies and rocked my baby boy to sleep, I breathed in deep......I could smell SUMMER. And all of that freedom that holidays and this time of year bring!
Cheers to that!
P.S. Can I make special note to Kirsty - today was the FIRST time we have driven somewhere together and NOT GOT LOST!!!!! Yahoooooo!!! Good job Kirst! We did it :))))