At least partly because Cuppa and I are enjoying an unexpected day off, I find myself with the opportunity to post a blog that might eventuate to be a little more that just pictures. This leaves me with some hope that I might someday once again blog more contemplatively and thoroughly than I have in the recent past. That time may come more fully in a little more than eight months when we plan to resign from babysitting duties.
As much as we adore the grandlets, they do tire an aging body out and leave us a trifle short of both time and energy. So, come September, the plan is to send Zach off to daycare when Nikki Dee goes back to school after the summer hols.
I feel that it has been very beneficial for Zach to be on his own, so to speak, while Niks has hightailed it off to school. Suddenly, he is using his imagination and playing really well on his own as opposed to following his sister around and trying emulate whatever she does. He still tends to do that when they are together, but the situation is getting better. However, he also does well in daycare, which he attends once a week, so I don’t fret about sending him into the cruel world once he has had more time to learn to amuse himself.
By the time September rolls around, we will have babysat for the lion’s share of four out of five years, the year off being while Mom attended to Zach during his first year. It’s been a treasure by and large, but we’re tired and, therefore, need to retire from this gig.
With not a bundle of energy at hand I find it problematic to keep two hobbies going, and I have been devoting more time to Flickr and posting and commenting more on that site, which has resulted in my neglecting this one a bit. However, just having today off and finding myself sitting down to write this much gives me some hope that I will someday be paying more attention to blogging again.
Meanwhile, I thought I would share some family portraits that I have recently published on Flickr. I don’t mean “portrait” in the studio sense of the term but just closeups of people taken on the fly, meaning that the moment was flying by, not the people. 🙂