It’s official; I have a high school student, a brand new middle schooler, and a fourth grader. Wow. I’m so proud of all of them. Today is the first day of their summer vacation, and as it happens it’s the first day of summer. Cool.
I’m having my first real weekend day of having nothing to do or worry about. My Darling Girl is playing on my cell phone, trying to find as many promo clips as possible for “How To Train Your Dragon 2.” The Princess is upstairs relaxing, playing Mario something or other on her DS. Sweet Girl is at a birthday party for a good friend at school, her first one since kindergarten.
It’s quiet, as it should be on this beautifully sunny and not-too-hot day.
I might even get a nap later.
HA HA HA HA HA!
No, really, I’m aiming for a nap. In spite of the current seeming calm, I was rudely awakened too early this morning. Sweet Girl was upset about something her Daddy said about her skirt and washing it. Chocolate chip pancakes fixed all that, along with a suggestion to, you know, wear a clean skirt.
A nap will help me process just how old my girls are getting. Yeah, that’s it.
So the girls’ vacation starts today, but mine doesn’t start until August. I can barely stand it. I need that beach. If I fall asleep on it, see… my children won’t wake me up while I’m on it. I’m going on a Momcation with a few friends in a month and a half. It’s our 40th Birthday Year celebration. More on that later. I’m hoping if I get a nap later, my Momcation will be in my dreams.
Of course I’d love to take the girls somewhere this summer too. The Husband wants to go to the Cape. I want somewhere less… boring for the girls. This may take some research, especially since we have to keep the drive manageable. It may end up being near the holidays, though, to give us more time to save some money. I’d love to bring the girls back to New Hampshire after it snows and Christmas lights are up everywhere. Maybe it’s not too late to find a place to go camping for the weekend and we can get a decent tent with a decent air mattress. Or rent a cabin, ha ha. That would be awesome for “camping.” They could use a tent, and I’ll use a cabin that has electricity.
Eh, or we do the Cape. They’ve got beaches and hotel rooms there.