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Sharing a Popsicle

It is already almost August… and I have not been as good as I had hoped at keeping up with the blog.  Part of it is that I have no idea if anyone is reading this, and part of it is–it is summer,  and doesn’t that mean no school…no work…no homework?  In a perfect world that would be true, but in my world there is always a little homework.

Lately I have found myself having this conversation with parents about whether they love spending the summer with their children 24/7, or prefer they disappear for long periods to day camp or better yet sleep-away camps.  I am definitely in the group who wishes summer with my son Felix would go on and on forever.  Don’t get me wrong, I like some time by myself, but I love not having a schedule… I love our lazy mornings…whole afternoons reading…our extended walks…taking our time cooking together…lots of water play…no hard bedtime…lots of popsicles… Time seems to have slowed down.  I am not always feeling rushed and together we have less meltdowns, and just more laughs.  Most people probably think this is because I have only one young child (believe me, I tried for a dozen, it just wasn’t meant to be) but I really think it is because I just love summer and what summer represents.  A thirteen year old summed it up perfectly for me… She said the perfect summer is when you don’t know what day of the week it is–Monday or maybe Friday, who knows and who cares!

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