Monday, July 23, 2012

Need a Break from Summer Break

Kids are amazing.  They have energy that seems endless.  They only go to bed because we make them. Plus the things they do are awesome, scary, exciting and just plain weird.  This isn't over and I am already tired.

People say that it must be nice to have a break from school, yes and no.  Yes because school is exhausting but fun all at the same time.  No because even though I get a break, I have to keep two of my favorite kids happy and try to do fun stuff with them all the time.

We dug for fossils one afternoon.  The Boy went to baseball camp with the local minor league team.  The Girl started ballet class.  Both kids are in swimming classes. There is vacation, which as I have learned is beach playtime for the kids but work for the parents (love it either way). The Boy ran in some track meets for the first time ever and the tall little seven year old jumped 8' 7" in the long jump.  The Girl went to Ballet Camp, which is where I need to go on a tangent:

Ballet Camp for the Girl was awesome. Me - not so much.  The very first day I dropped her off, I felt like I was on an episode of "Toddlers 'n Tiaras."  The moms were mostly blonde chesty women (I am trying to be polite) and their daughters seemed a little like their very own dolls.  The morning that one girls had eyeliner, eye shadow and glitter on was it for me.  I was very proud of the Girl, she listened well, and learned quite a lot.  The final performance she did an awesome job and this Dad sat a little taller than all the Moms.

The Boy is now in art camp.  I know he is very creative but some of the stuff he does being only seven is very impressive to me.

All this in addition to all the fun nights out with my AGW.  This summer has been fantastic, but I will need to take a little time off of school to recover.

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