This Friday my oldest will graduate from high school. I'm having some trouble processing it, and since he will be leaving early to go to college we have to have him ready to move into the dorm in just a couple weeks. So on Wednesday, June 7th I am closing all the shops for 10 days to celebrate and spend some last moments with three children still at home. This is only the second time I've taken a vacation with the shops closed in 16 years, and it's hard for me! To make up for the inconvenience I am offering discounts in all the stores through midnight Wednesday. Take an extra 10% off throughout the eBay store. Use the coupon code SUMMERY for 20% off the Atelier Mandaline website shop, Facebook shop, and Etsy shop.
The past four years, since my son started high school and especially marching band, have gone by in a blur of effort and obligations and sleepless nights. Really, it's been even longer than that. I feel like I was holding an infant and blinked and he's all grown up! I can't believe it's already over! It seems as if I've been inside a whirlwind and now I've been dropped in some foreign country without any clue of where I am or how I arrived.
I know this is how things are supposed to be. It's the natural course of time. We are happy he's graduating and that he's so motivated to begin college that he's starting early. I'm just going to need a little time to get used to things. I hope you have a wonderful start to your summer and I will be back soon!