As I write this, I am sitting here in my glider, feet up with a hot cup of coffee. It is Saturday, but right now all days feel like Saturday because IT'S SUMMER!!
I'm sure I join many teachers in celebrating the start of summer vacation here in New England. The weather has been beautiful for the last 3 days. It's chilly in the morning (think 40's) and climbs to the seventies with a nice breeze. This may not sound like summer where you live, but believe me, in Maine we'll take it.
I don't actually consider summer to be a vacation. Sure, I don't go to school every day, but I work hard in the summer. I change from a teacher-mom and a stay-at-home mom and that is a tough job. With a visiting grandmother, an 18 year-old step-daughter, a 12 year-old and an 8 year-old, we are pretty busy. Preparing meals, packing, delivering kids to activities, and traveling together is a lot of work and I would not have it any other way. I have missed my kids. They are growing so fast and I look forward to connecting with them more this summer.
I wrote a long post of reasons why I love summer, but I deleted it. I decided it might be fun to write a "top ten" list instead.
10. An extra cup of unhurried morning coffee.
9. Being able to wear sandals all the time.
8. More writing time (Teachers Write).
7. Connecting with friends.
6. No dressing up (and many days, no make-up).
5. Having a full, noisy house.
4. Nana's pool.
2. Reading time (#bookday)
1. Extra snuggles, laughs, stories and play time with my family!
As summer officially starts, what are YOU celebrating?