High Five for Friday #23: So Glad to Be Here
High five, we made it to Friday again! I'm so glad to be here. Not here, in this space (although I do love my blog space and my three lovely readers!) but here in this time, at the end of August. Between Kwaj's amazingly bad weather this summer and the heavy feeling of waiting (for Kindergarten to start, for D to get a job offer, for baby number 4 to come), these last few months have felt ridiculously long and seemed to pass very slowly. We're not great at waiting but we made it to here, relatively intact and still loving each other.
Soccer starts next week! While I love my family and am happy to do everything that I do for them, I crave something for myself. For the last five years, that thing has been soccer. I feel like I've found my niche as goalie and am really looking forward to another three months of mud, sweat, and skinned knees with my wonderful team mates.
Sky starts dance and swimming lessons soon! Between these two activities and my twice-a-week soccer games, our family calendar is going to fill up really quickly. We're okay with it because Sky does best when she has a lot of healthy outlets for her energy (and because we live on Kwaj and won't have to drive her her to any of it. Hurray for island life!)
From the beginning, my sister Elizabeth has told us that the baby is due in September. When in September? I have no idea. The baby could be born tomorrow or in five weeks. To be fair, Elizabeth doesn't know either- due dates aren't that given that specifically here. This is the first time we've been in the position of actually waiting for a child to be born (Water doesn't count) and it's a really uncomfortable place to be. I've had some mixed feelings about having another baby so soon but it's happening and we need to get ready for it. I have a growing collection of baby girl clothes (don't worry, I'm saving Water's clothes too, just in case) and D and I just spent most of our lunch hour talking about how to arrange four kids five and under in two bedrooms and how to handle travel to Majuro for court.