Glorious Summer

5 Aug

There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love our summer family routine (or lack thereof). No waking up at the crack of dawn to make breakfast and lunch. No waking up a kid who’d prefer to sleep in. No homework. Long days when the sun stays out until late. My work slows down because most schools aren’t in session. I have fewer meetings because people are away on vacation. I can dress more casually. It’s heavenly!

Mike, who has been running Camp Dad again this summer, might have slightly different feelings, but if I could have it this way all the time, I would.

We’ve crossed a lot of items off our summer bucket list (and by “we,” I largely mean Mike and Michaela), including bowling, beach days, making kinetic sand, going to a weekday movie, art camp, making a piƱata, zoo camp, a trip to Oklahoma, hosting a block party, flying a kid, going tubing, and making tie-dye shirts. Still to come: trips to Hollywood to see the Ripley’s Odditorium and to Colorado/Wyoming to see the eclipse, renting a boat, hitting the train museum, and making puzzle cookies.

Only three weeks left of summer vacation, and then it’s time for second grade!

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