This summer I want to do swim lessons (for Mariah) and all the play groups and play dates with the friends we don’t see enough. And I want to get to all the favorite parks, and all the free movies in the park on friday nights, and the festivals and the parades. And have lots of time to lay in the hammock and drink lemonade, while taking care of my garden and keeping my house relatively clean and of course crossing a few projects of my list.
I am thinking this may be unrealistic. I am thinking I am over reaching and we will get to the first day of kindergarten not rested, relaxed and ready but tired and frustrated.
The last two summers Mariah has been in a therapeutic preschool so our lives were ruled by clock. Monday through Friday, 4 hours a day. Late nights and lazy days were kept to a minimum. We couldn’t go do that fun thing that started Tuesday night at 7 because we had to start getting ready for bed at 7:30. A day at the park was really an hour or two between this and that. And now she starts all day kindergarten in a few short months, we can measure it in weeks really, but I am not ready to. I am longing, determined, excited for a true summer filled with carefree fun and unscheduled adventure. But I think if I am not carefull we will create a monster.
What are your plans for the summer?