It's the last week of school. I have to say, I am looking forward to less homework and more time outside.
I am not a play date mom. I forget to call or email, hence nothing is ever scheduled. But God has blessed us with a neighborhood in the city with neighborhood kids. Many go to the same school with Elaina and Zoya. They play in the parking lot and have lots of fun. A blessing for me, a mom who can't seem to schedule.
I look forward to watching the kids make up new worlds in the parking lot with friends.
It's good for them to feel the stretch of a long afternoon, to get past boredom and tap into the vat of imagination they each hold.
We also look forward to a few weeks of camp for Elaina and Zoya. Elaina is going to a theatre day camp a few times a week and Zoya opted for typical camp. And Polly and Evie will do four weeks of summer school. This year it's at their school with the teachers they love. Hurray!
My plans for the summer include finishing the second draft of my memoir, hugging my children more and sitting out on the porch with Sergei at night.
We may take a family vacation in August, but that is still in the works.
What about you? What are your summer plans?