All the eyes in our house are wide open;
tomorrow’s the first day of school
and it’s SO hard to go to sleep!
I get snaps of
the swallows, the kids, shoes.
But what I remember tonight
are the faces of my friends,
these wise funny women all golden
in the evening,
handing out food and advice and compassion,
and their raucous laughter
swoops higher than the birds
and carries me all the way home.
Laura has a trundle bed.
The wind whistles,
the wolves howl.
But Jack the bulldog is pacing,
and Pa has his shotgun.
(Ok, I am not Pa but I do have a cell phone).
And we shall all
sleep well tonight .
May the moon and stars watch over you,
and the trees and the flowers sing you to sleep.
What happens at Mom Camp
stays in Mom Camp.
Vacation is over.
It’s just now sinking in.
There is a lot of love in this family.
A lot of love, and just the right dose
Also. Gatorade pairings. It’s a thing.
Exactly where we should be.