This is the first summer in quite a while that I’ll have to work. I was a teacher for a while and got two summers off, then I was doing the stay at home mom thing. Now, it’s back to work and no summer vacation. It’s very anticlimactic.
My kids are so looking forward to summer vacation. But, since I have to work, that means they’ll be at summer camp all day. Which means, they’ll still be getting up early. Isn’t sleeping in the pride and joy of summer vacation? My poor kids…
When you think back about your own summer vacation, what did you enjoy the most? Mine were always spent hanging out with the neighborhood kids, playing in and outside of the house and coming up with dance routines to perform on the lawn. (Many a performance was created to the tune of “We Built This City.”)
These days, I cannot fathom leaving my kids out in the driveway to play. It just flat-out freaks me out.
So, again, the question for you: What did you enjoy most about summer break when you were a kid? Consider this your final exam of the school year.