At 10:30 yesterday morning, school ended for the year. I had to call a friend to coach me through some slow, deep breathing. I think we’ll be fine, but I also know it won’t be easy. Within minutes of arriving home, tempers flared, arguing began, and my heart sank. Just for the record – I am not ready – not at all!
How do I fill a child’s day with constant activity when I have other children with me all day long? I know the answer; I need a calendar, and charts, and friends, and programs — and when on earth is the pool going to open? It is going to be a challenge, but I need to make this the healthiest summer I possibly can for everyone.
There is one big bright spot as summer vacation launches. Dimples has discovered the joy of reading! She has been able to read, but has never willingly chosen it as an activity. Yesterday she came to me holding four books in her hand and with an impish twinkle in her eye, she said, “Should I be naughty, or should I read?”
This will be a very, very, very good thing if it lasts.
What do you have planned for summer break?
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