Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Countdown

Finally. Today is the last day of school for the students of Pleasant Suburb. In general, the day will be a wasted one. Middle Child has one end-of-semester (EOS) exam remaining in an academic subject, and The Boy has to finish up his Social Skills Exam. Little Bit has a school day that will consist of parties all day with a pizza lunch. Still, it is the last day the mister and I will have until late August when all three children will be away without us, so I am trying to appreciate the final day of their required absence. The mister and I will fit in our early-morning walks, and possibly slip out for breakfast dates without the lovies on occasion so it's not as if we will be without our precious couple time.
The kids tend to sleep in progressively later as the summer wears on, and I expect we will have early mornings largely to ourselves, or at least be of no interestto those awake, by mid-June. Maybe. Middle Child has created a schedule for herself. It involves a 6:00 a.m. start to the busy day she foresees. (Mmm-hmmm. This is the same daughter who we tear away from her mattress in the mornings at 6:30 for school.) The Boy is our chronic early-riser. (His infant through elementary years reset my nightowl tendencies thanks to his internal alarm that awakened him between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. no matter what time he went to bed.) He'll emerge from his covers to inhale breakfast before settling in to avoid anything resembling activity until we go swimming each day. Our youngest is less predictable than her siblings, and she could do absolutely anything. (There's just no telling.) Except for Wednesdays. When she hopes to continue her morning coffeecino meetings with Mom.
Just six more hours until Summer begins for real around here...


Kathy said...

That's funny... we also have 'early risers' on no-school days.

Swimming everyday certainly sounds wonderful!

You are so lucky. We have another two weeks until everyone is out of school!

Happy Summer to you!

Fannie said...

I MISS summer vacation. Enjoy!