Each Tuesday Ruth and Stacey at Two Writing Teachers host Slice of Life Stories (SOLS). This is where bloggers link up to share anything they would like to share about what is happening in their lives. This is my first time participating!
I LOVE summer! I especially love summer in Maine since it is pretty chilly, for most of the rest of the year. I always begin summer vacation with HUGE expectations about what I'll do, where I'll go and what I'll get done. This summer is no different.
It doesn't usually takes as few weeks for me to realize my expectations were way too big. At the beginning of the summer I had planned on reading a ton of children's books and professional texts. I had planned on participating in Teachers Write for the first time. I planned on writing a short storybook for my son's second grade class describing who he is and what he likes since he has autism and can not tell them. Every inch of my house was to be scrubbed and organized and all my scrapbooking would be caught up. Looking at this list, makes me tired.
It's not like I have been sitting with my feet up. I have done some things in the house. I have been able to blog more that I usually can. I have read several books. I have also spent time with my family swimming, traveling and just being together. With two children at home, ages 7 and 11, and a husband who is suffering from a back injury, my plans have been modified.
With about a month left in my precious summer vacation, I plan to have no plan. Sure I'll still read, organize and write, but I won't stress about how much I get done. I will focus more on playing, resting and connecting. I will take each day as it comes and see what it has to offer. Right now it is a rainy, cool day. My daughter has a friend over and they are poring over teen magazines, snipping pictures for collages. My son is playing his wii and my husband is resting with his feet up. That looks pretty good to me, I think I'll go give it a try.
Here's to the rest of your summer friends. I hope it is all you want it to be and more.