June 22, 2009 by Marj Hatzell
Even though the kiddos have been off for over a week now, yesterday was officially the OFFICIAL start of the OFFICIAL summer. Got that? The real deal. Summer Solstice. Longest day EVER. At least in 2009.
Summer plans? We gots ’em plenty. Bug Boy is signed up for Science in the Summer at the local library. We’ve taken the plunge and joined the local swim club (get it? Plunge? Swim? HAHAHA! I slay me!). We are going to the family cabin next week for some R&R (well, everyone else gets R&R, I still work). We will also do our daily walks with doggies and kiddies, bike as much as possible and take day trips to fun, educational places. Because I’m all about that. Education. In fact, I’m the mean mommy that home schools my son over the summer to make sure he either reviews the skills he has learned or learns new ones for the heck of it.
I’ve got a nice garden going this year. I planted TONS of herbs (cilantro, tarragon, mint, basil, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. No really. I planted them.), tomaters, sunflowers, pumpkins, cukes and eggplant. Then there is the veggie share. See, I take part in a farm-to-city program. I’m the host site, which means EVERY WEEK they deliver farm-fresh veggies right to my door. The best part? My share is FREE and I get any and all leftovers. SAAAAAWEEEEET! This makes for a very happy former vegetarian, yo.
Not that I’m counting, but I have survived eleven days of Bugaboo’s vacation. We have thirteen left to go. That’s twenty four days off, for those of you not good at math. But I’m not counting. Nope. Cherishing every moment at home with him. Enjoying it. Loving it. Gouging my eyes out with a spoon. Not sleeping a wink. Cleaning up after him constantly. But enjoying every. single. second. And developing either a drinking habit or an addiction to melatonin. Or potatoes. Which are probably safer.
Wish us luck tomorrow. Tomorrow is the big-fat-evaluation for school choice #1. Please send prayers, good vibes, luck, etc. our way because WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET.