Category : Summer

Written on Aug, 22, 2017 by in , | 1 Comment.
please come back

Dear School Year, Please come back! I know what I said before, but I swear I didn’t mean any of it! I wasn’t in my right mind! I was in a stupor from chaperoning too many field trips, and I didn’t know what I was saying. Please, please come back! I don’t know if I can take any more of the arguing, the …

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cruise director

Good morning, boys and girls, and welcome! This is your mother speaking. It has come to my attention that many of you have fallen under the impression that I am here to be your personal cruise director, while in reality, I am your mother.   As your mother, my primary purpose is to keep you alive, feed you, clothe you, …

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Written on Jul, 28, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment
mid-summer

Well, I’ve hit that point in the summer where I’m kind of in a fog and have just about run out of steam. That’s right – I’ve got the mid-summer blues. It’s hot. I’m tired because my kids’ new bedtime is apparently 10 PM, which obviously means that I have to stay up until 12:30 to get in a decent …

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Written on Jun, 17, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.
180 days

It’s a beautiful Friday at the end of June, yet I still can’t relax. I can’t relax because my children are still in school. My children are still in school because somewhere along the way, the powers that be decided upon the magical number of 180 days. I don’t know how this number became the standard, but it did. It …

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Written on Aug, 07, 2015 by in | 1 Comment.
summer "vacation"

By the time the school year comes to an end in June, I welcome summer with the most open of arms you’ve ever seen. No more worrying about making lunch or rushing out the door to miss the school bus or getting a grumpy kid off the bus who “doesn’t remember” what he did that day. Add all of that to …

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