Today was my last special Monday with just Zachary at my house while his parents worked and his big brother and sister were at school. Next week it will be summer and in fall Zachary will be a big kid at school too. He was a delight today. I'm enjoying watching his vocabulary blossom - things like knowing the name of the strap at the back of the sandal. Its easy to forget how challenging it is to learn to use language skillfully until you have the honor to experience someone learning it.
Next week Bob will be home for the summer, maybe for good. Ruth and Chris will be on the verge of moving back into their house. So much is changing - good changes. All change is unsettling and takes energy. I think everyone else in the family is more willing to initiate change than I am. I get settled, OK, peaceful with things as they are, even if they can be optimized.