The world seems to be falling apart, but instead of focusing on this week’s news — especially “Brexit” and what it means for all of us — I’m going to think instead of the ripples of positivity set in motion over the past few days. We got to see Jackson graduate from pre-k earlier this week in the sweetest little heart-warming ceremony at his school. I was prepared to cry, but I actually didn’t shed a tear. Instead, I’m mostly excited to see him growing more independent and looking forward to summer camp and kindergarten and all the new friends he’ll make at both and the new things he’ll learn. It’s true what they say about parenthood — the days are so, so long (so long!), but the years are short — and watching Jackson reach such a big milestone is a nice reward for the hard work we’ve put in thus far. And it was heartening to share that moment with lots of other families we’ve come to know over the last couple years. The sense of community that comes along with raising kids in a small, tight-knit neighborhood is really nice (I know it seems weird to think of a NYC neighborhood that way if you don’t live here yourself, but the neighborhoods really do feel small-townish, like Sesame Street), especially when the rest of the world — and life, really — can seem so unstable and a little frightening.
Anyway, before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to alert you to the the annual Summer tag sale at Athropologie. Here are a few of my picks of the sale items (some marked up to 50% off):
I love this pretty spoon rest.
This mix-and-match bikini (so many colors and patterns!).
These are the dishes we’ve had for a couple years and always get compliments on.
and I ordered this cute top for myself (I hope it fits!).
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That’s all from here. I hope wherever you are and however your week went, that you have a wonderful weekend with at least pockets of peace and moments of feeling part of a community. It’s those things that keep us sane in the midst of so much chaos around us…