Yesterday was the last day of school. I can still remember the feelings I would have when school was over. It was a feeling of freedom. Especially during the elementary and middle school years. I loved not having a schedule, knowing I would be camping for 3 weeks with my family, riding my horse all over the place, swimming, boating, sleeping in, bonfires and so much more.
Then in high school that feeling started to change. Responsibility kicked in if I wanted to have a car and buy nicer clothing. Those cherished summer vacations were cut short so I could babysit and earn money for gas, car insurance, and clothes. In my junior and senior year, I almost dreaded school ending for the reason of having to work more and also not seeing and flirting with the cute boys for 2 months.
So tonight while my children are still in their innocent years, years of summer vacation truly being a vacation spent doing what children should do, we celebrated with a toast while in the hot tub. We had the bonfire going, Chance’s best friend Graer sleeping over and their happiness was contagious. I love them being home for the summer!!
Do you remember how long the last couple of weeks of school seemed? That hasn’t changed for today’s kids.
We love Summer too! … The slow mornings, the fishing, camping, swimming, picnic lunches, friends sleeping over, late nights… Life just being a little slower! Enjoy!
Our kids have been out of school for two weeks and already “bored”! My granddaughter is miserable without her other 15-16 year old beauties socializing everyday!!