Yay for long weekends, the approach of summer, and happy kids. My ten year old is absent from our first sparklers of the season. We are in a new phase in which her social calender has grown, and I haven't yet figured out how to balance this...because I don't like it when she is gone. And I get disappointed in myself that I am not more organized or more energized to be a better hostess at our house. Something I've noticed about myself for some time now, and something I intend to work on for the summer. That...and more sparklers.