Where is it? It seems that our summer slowdowns are over. All those years I refused to put the kids in summer school or camps or otherwise fill their days. Now I'm so glad I did. We had lots of lazy days of summer. Lots of days we could pick up and go to the beach or hang by the pool. This summer we are so busy. Our diving board broke on Memorial weekend when we'd had friends over. We had it fixed the following week, and not one person has jumped on it since then! So sad. No beach days, no pool days, (ok we're by the pool a lot but it's watching Stephen play water polo) no laziness.
Instead Stephen is in the water 7 hours a day for water polo. When he's not in the pool, he's eating or sleeping. Nikki had high school soccer camp last week that left her exhausted and now is gone to sleep away camp. That is one thing she has done the past 3 years. She and her friend Kate have been going away to camp for 2 weeks. It's just like when I was a kid. They do all kinds of fun activities and really focus on letting them be kids. The past two years they've gone to YSSC in Yosemite and have had a great time! This year Ali decided to go as well. She's only ten, so she was a bit nervous about being gone so long. I can send letters and emails but don't get much back in return. I think last year we got one letter from Nikki. So we'll see.
I guess I could go to the beach by myself. But I think I'd feel really guilty knowing Stephen was working so hard and not able to enjoy his summer. What to do? Oh I know...we'll carpet the house. More on that later.