Sunday, February 6, 2011

The First of The Lasts

For the past 2 years our Spring & Summer Sunday mornings have gone something like this:

-Wake up and shovel some breakfast into the kids' mouths
-Watch them wiggle into their speedos and rashies and swim caps
-Chase them around to get the suncream on
-Double check to be sure goggles and towels are in the bag
-Dash out the door and across the street to be on the beach for roll call
-Then I watch as they swim and paddle and run and race

 I love Nippers.

We're heading back to the U.S. for a few weeks and will miss out on the rest of the Nippers season this year. 

And this time next year my kids will be in America doing whatever it is American kids do in February.  Soccer?  Baseball?  (Seriously I don't even know).  But they won't be here, on this beach doing Nippers.  And that makes me a bit sad.  It's the first of the lasts.


Paula said...

Oh my gosh - have you already been in the land of Oz for 2 years? Enjoy this year of "the first of lasts!"

Kathy said...

I think I could have written this blog for you. Yesterday, when I saw Tom's FB post, I had such a similar thought. Not specific to Nippers, but I can't believe it's been 2 years... seriously, where have 2 years gone??? And that this time 2 years ago it was all firsts that you were experiencing. At least maybe the sadness of it made it was easy for you to have a subject for yesterday's assignment, "love to hate"... are you keeping up? I get your sadness, but here, on the other side of the world, we are counting down to see you.

Allison said...

sniff sniff :(

Erin Maggie said...

So sad. But what a lovely post. What a fantastic experience for your kids, and for you. But I can imagine that it will be very sad to see this chapter come to an end. :-(

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