Because they know I am SO behind in packing my 12 year old for 4 weeks of sleep away camp that they are going to get lots of business from me in the next 36 hours!
I am on a tight deadline.
Two large packed duffle bags have to be ready by this coming Sunday morning and honestly, I started the packing process just 4 hours ago.
I threw all Jacob's clothes on to the bed in the playroom and rapidly calculated how short he was of.... well.... shorts...... and underwear, and socks. What did I discover? Jacob has 52 T-shirts, many inherited from his older brothers, 5 pairs of shorts and one, yes, just one sweatshirt. Where are the others? I am guessing they are lost in the lost clothing cloud with the odd socks and winter gloves that have also gone missing.
So off Jacob and I went to Target. Not suprisingly all the other parents in the area had been more forward planning than me and had emptied the stock of "camp necessary " gear. We rummaged through and found some of what we needed. The rest is on my Amazon Prime order. Which is why they are so happy with me and truth be told why I am so relieved to know I can always order from them last minute, without paying extra shipping. That brings me much comfort in these crazy moments.
It has been a rush.
I have been so caught up in end of term celebrations for the boys, end of job tributes and parties for Jonny and end of life commemorations for families who are grieving for their loved ones.
It has been a long few weeks as I have discussed in my previous posts. Many families in our community have had and continue to have such challenging, life changing things to deal with and I like many others have offered help and support and will continue to do so.
And I'm also trying to remember that these are not my personal tragedies and I have to be grounded so I can bring comfort for the long haul to my friends and also be present for my family.
So now it is time to turn a little inward. I need to get back to the mundane and organize my boys ( fast!). I need to put names on 20 pairs of socks and all those damn t-shirts and help Jonny organize himself before he starts his consultancy, by traveling to Boston. (He also leaves on Sunday-although I don't think he needs his clothing named, thank goodness!)
I am also preparing to open all those Amazon boxes that should arrive before the weekend AND the thank you note from Amazon for shoring up their share prices.
Please tell me how you are coping with summer transitions and who is benefitting from your last minute planning! ( It'll make me feel better to know I'm not alone.)
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