There are socks on my kitchen table.
A hula hoop and jump rope on the rug in the entry.
There’s a hotel upstairs.
And monopoly in the hallway.
There are bathing suits drying outside.
And forts in the playroom.
And well, frankly, this is the only kind of ‘decorating’ happening in my house these days.
Way back in May, I had visions of all of the things that I was going to get done this summer. Rooms that were going to be given makeovers, closets that were going to be cleaned out, DIY projects that were going to be completed.
And while we DID have our kitchen cabinets painted (here’s a sneak peek!) the reality is that right now my time and energy is being poured into more important things…or rather, more important people.
Like a girl who wants to bake banana bread.
And make fairy gardens.
A boy who went and turned 13 on me and who we shocked (and scored major cool parents points!) with a surprise trip to the silicon valley.
It was pretty much like the mothership was calling him home.
I’m going on fun dates with my favorite guy. Here we are at the James Taylor concert.
I’m making a choice to spend less time on home decor projects and more time on heart building projects.
And I’m embracing it all knowing that there will come a day when I will look back and remember with fondness this very special kind of summer home decorating.
Even the socks on the table. 😉
Thanks so much for meeting me (and the socks!) today at the Fence,