Summer vacation is drawing to a close and none to soon. The excitement of summer and all that comes with it seems to be fading.
The thrill of the pool is gone. As Peter told his teacher last night at Meet the Teacher Night - "I've gone to the pool so much I'm tired of it!"
The thrill of playing outside is gone. It has been so hot this summer that there wasn't much bike riding, swinging, ball playing or general outdoor frolicking happening.
The thrill of watching TV and playing on the computer is gone. Yes. I will admit it. I let my kids do a lot of both of these activities this summer. You don't have to email me about it. I already know I'm a bad mom.
But the one thrill that will never be gone for my kids is playing with Jennifer's kids. We played with them every day. And I'm not exaggerating. Every. Day. Jennifer - thanks for putting up with us. Every. Day.
I'm ready for school too. I'm ready to get down to business on my to-do list which has been on hold since June 11th - because I learned several summers ago that the to-do list does not get done on summer vacation. I can't get anything done when the kids are home. Apparently I need silence and no extra help when I'm cleaning out closets, cabinets and toilets.
I think Peter and Sarah are a little nervous but I think they are ready to get back on a schedule, get back to their friends and get back to some reading, writing and arithmetic!
So long Summer 2010! We've had fun but it's time to move forward. Onward and upward and away we go!
Oh - we went to the beach this weekend for one final fling. We had a grand time playing in the water and being lazy. But don't worry. You won't have to look at any beach pictures. They all turned out blurry for some reason. Every single one of them.
Never fear though. I've adjusted the camera settings so if you come back tomorrow there should be a picture of two adorable kids waiting for the bus with their mother. And everyone knows...it would be the first day of school without pictures at the bus stop.