The rest of the crew has been spending every day at the beach. Since I no longer do sun, I've been caching instead and just meeting up with them in the afternoons. (I actually contemplated writing a post about how people who see me must think I belong to some crazy religious sect because of the long pants, hat and long sleeves I've been wearing to cache in the heat of summer in a beach town!)
In other news, I can't believe that this child, my oldest "baby", is now 11.
Seems like he looked like this not so very long ago at all. I blinked and all of a sudden he wears men's size Small shirts and men's size 8.5 shoes and I no longer have to lean over much at all to kiss the top of his head.
In the spirit of accepting that which I cannot change, since it appears that he is going to continue to grow regardless of any opinions that I may have on the matter, I am trying very hard to focus on enjoying the fine young man that he is becoming instead of wondering where my little boy went! Works a lot better some days than others.
He's going to MIDDLE SCHOOL next year, heaven help us all. Class-switching and lockers and dances and all.