I’m caught in a vortex.
Am I a parent thankful my children are finally done with their most current school year? Or am I a working adult who dreads the thought of figuring out how I am supposed to fill my children’s next 90 days with endless, fun (key word) activities that don’t interfere with my duties as a business owner?
Harsh reality fact – Turns out, when you’re an adult, you don’t get a guaranteed summer vacation anymore.
“I want to go to the pool the first day it opens,” my daughter said today, anticipating the last day of school. “Don’t we all,” I thought.
Gosh, knows, I want a vacation, too. Have I ever mentioned I am a S.C.U.B.A. diver? Diving the Blue Hole in Belize sounds pretty good about now.
But, alas, the “Weekly” in this paper’s nameplate says it all. Don’t get me wrong. I love every minute of it. But, I have to admit, I do miss the days of singing Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out for the Summer” at the top of my lungs as my friends and I headed to the lake for the next three months without a care on our minds.
Here’s to the next few weeks, and months. May all the parents in our communities survive the crush of end of school activities and the challenges of scheduling their families’ summers; may all the children and young adult students endure all the tests and scrutiny about to envelope them; and may we all enjoy a lovely and only mildly hot summer doing whatever it is we do each day to the best of our abilities.
Send us your pictures of what you’re doing during your “summer vacation.” Church mission trip? Scientific summer camp? Just splashing around and being a kid? We want your summer stories and pictures.
E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, bottom line?
Have fun, everyone!