Summer is here and things are already hectic. It’s the first week of summer vacation but the kids are all being social this summer so the plans for relaxing with my kids once I’m done with work sort of got tossed out the window.
Jessica is only four classes away from graduating and she really wants to finish up this year. We ordered her class ring a few months ago. She decided that she is going to skip a traditional summer break. Instead she is spending half her days studying (the hotter half) and the rest will be spent enjoying the warmer weather. She’s also looking for a job because she wants to buy a car before she goes away to college in 2018. Once she secures employment I doubt we will see much of her.
Quinlan graduated eighth grade last week. I went to the ceremony and afterward he introduced me to his girlfriend. Up until then they only saw each other at school and I had never met her. She lives across town and Quinlan is busy making plans and figuring out the local bus route. I am sure he will have the drop off locations and times memorized before the end of next week. He took a job tending to his aunt’s yard and helping her with repairs aroun her house. A month ago she injured her shoulder so she can’t do as much as she used to. There’s been talk of him helping his grandpa fix up the garage this summer as well. Add all his regular weekly appointments and he’s keeping busy as well.
My youngest has the goal if learning to ride his bike and to jump rope over break. He’s my little organizer. This morning before we took Quin to his appointment and then headed out for some groceries, he made a list. As we were walkin through the store he reminded me of everything we needed. When we got home he sat down and made a schedule for his days. On his schedule are things like go for a walk, tell riddles, read, Bible, math, tv, dance, and play outside. His schedule is divided up so he knows what to do before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have no clue how he got to be so organized.
As for me. Once my writing jobs are complete I have to work on new stories. I recently submitted a new children’s book which I was told was “fab”. So illustrations are nearly done for that. I have a few novels I am working on and about four more children’s stories that need to be finished up and then illustrated.
I’ve talked about getting a membership to one of the local gyms so I have to finish researching those and decide which one I want to go with.
Maybe once summer break is over the kids and I will relax. I’m already looking forward to a rainy day when all the kids will be content to stay home/inside and play games or watch movies.
What do your summer plans look like?