If you find yourself knee deep in the end-of-the-year-can’t-help-its, hop on over and read Jen Hatmaker’s spit your coffee out funny post on being that mom at the end of the year. Never mind the fact that Lucy is only in half-day Kindergarten and her teachers are the most lovely, laid back– but still teaching my child a plethora of everything she needs to know– individuals ever. I’m really really going to miss them. We hit the teacher jackpot this year and I might just cry when school is over. Maybe. Or I might just pack us all up in the family truckster and head to the POOL. Because nothing says bring on the summer like handfuls of sunscreen.
OH. and that reminds me. You mamas of older children have seriously been holding out on me. Not one of you has mentioned the heaven-sent BLISS that is going to the pool with ZERO swim diapers. It seriously occurred to me just the other day in Target and I just about did the Carlton Banks (what? you don’t remember what the Carlton Banks looks like? Click HERE and go to :55 seconds. You’re welcome.) Anyway, I did that when I realized that this, summer, 2015 will be the first official summer in my entire parenting career that I have ever enjoyed without diapering a single child. Glory.
This week I finished two really great books. One I mentioned earlier this week, and Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist. Bittersweet was so lovely and I’ve been rationing out its’ chapters since March, not wanting to finish it. Then I got a little greedy and read more than three chapters at a time and I put it aside for a week. I know. I’m ridiculous. But nobody writes like Shauna.
With Modern Mrs. Darcy publishing her Summer Reading Guide tomorrow, I finally gave some thought to my own Summer Reading List. Once I put them all out on the table, I realized how overly ambitious I am. Most of the titles are lighter, fiction works with a couple of non-fiction titles. And yes, there is a theme of food writing, because well, research!
Ok without further ado but in no particular order–
1.My Life In France, Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme
2.Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple
3.Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, Barbara Kingsolver
4.You Are a Writer , Jeff Goins
5. Lizzy and Jane, Katherine Reay
6.Delicious! Ruth Reichl
7.Bossypants, Tina Fey
8.Anne of Avonlea and Anne’s House of Dreams, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Your turn! Have you read any of these? Thoughts? What are you hoping to read this summer?
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