Every night when we tuck Dorothy and Cooper into bed, Cooper's room is neat and tidy (and so is Dorothy's next door). And every morning when they burst out of their room at SEVEN ZERO ZERO (which is actually 7:16 because we set the clock back because we just need a few more minutes to do all of the things), the room is a TOTAL DISASTER. Gah.
These days are the sweetest days of the whole year. The kids are still in school but I don't have any taxing work to do, and the lilacs are blooming. Summer is ready to unfurl before us-- the pool opens on Saturday, if you can believe that--and we are all feeling that particular anticipatory buzz, ready for lazy days and vacation, mountains and the ocean and a lot of doing nothing.