Thursday, June 23, 2011

When Do I Get Summer Break?

I keep thinking summer break is about to start.

Last week, well, for the past 4 weeks really, my life was devoted to American Heritage Girls camp. We had a fabulous time, visiting Peru, Japan, and Ireland for the World Heritage badge. You know that song in Annie, "Little Girls"?
Little girls
Little girls
Everywhere I turn I can see them
Little girls
Little girls…
That's pretty much how I felt after last week. Oh, I love them, I adore them, but phew! I was ready for some time off.

But somehow I didn't make the connection that Vacation Bible School immediately followed AHG camp. I had a 2 night break, and then—little boys and little girls! But VBS is so much easier. I didn't have to do a bit of planning. I just had to show up and, with my daughter and other assistants, lead the kids through their craft of the night. Tie-dying was especially fun…
Don't worry—it was only about 95 degrees outside the evening we did tie-dying. And in case you were wondering: yes, preschoolers can tie-dye shirts!

I was tremendously grateful today for a night off. We were supposed to have friends in to visit, but they had to cancel. That's OK–we had back-up company. My brother and his wife from New York are in town, so they and my parents came over for dinner. We had a relaxing supper and then an even more relaxing visit outside in the backyard.
My mother and my fourth brother.

My beautiful mother…

My precious poet of a father.

I think, I think that I might actually have a relatively free week coming up. My father is going out of town for 5 days, so I will be visiting my mother and keeping her company more than usual during that time. We hope to get to the pool and to Dollywood. Besides that, I'm looking forward to many evenings at home, sitting on our bench and watching the fireflies.


  1. You definitely deserve a break! Phew! :)

  2. You have been busy. I've often wondered what it would be like growing up with long summer breaks and summer camps we don't have anything like it over here in Australia.


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