I know I'm in a priviledged position to appreciate summer. During my recent trip without my family, upon deciding if it would be a one or two martini night, I was told to enjoy myself because I was on vacation. My response? I've been on vacation since June 14th and I'll continue to be off for almost another month. Summer = vacation. Summer is a great chance to slow down, to reconnect with friends, to travel, and to tackle those projects that are impossible to handle during the frenetic school year. It's also a good chance to do long range prep work for the upcoming school year, and to read, read, read, read.
But the best part of summer? Being with my kids. This has been the most laid back summer we've had for several years. We've started a few new traditions:
|We added language aquisition to our summer school program.|
French for the girl and Spanish for the boy.
|Evening movie watching in our redesigned basement - among others...|
Les Miserables, Season 1 and 2 of Modern Family, Airplane.
|Not a big fan of running, but with these shoes and having the kids as occasional running partners make it better.|
|Coffee on the deck with the girl - what a way to start the day.|