Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer begins...

Summer arrives today, appropriately enough the day after school ended here. It was just lovely not having to set the alarm last night, getting to watch my husband get up to go to work while I stayed in bed. Usually it's the other way around--I get up to rouse the kids and feed the animals and pack lunches and track down the missing homework and hunt the missing snowboots, while he stays snug in bed until the kids are gone, and believe you me, when it's 20 degrees outside, this REALLY gets me!

But now the kids are home. They've already had a fight. My son asked to play computer games before he even ate breakfast. My daughter, heretofore a major slug-a-bed in the morning, jumped on me at 8 AM, wide awake and ready to rumble. The dog is wired up because someone more exciting than I is home to play with her. And my husband was smiling as he left for work...

Every summer I make lots of plans. Mostly things I'm going to fix up around my house, but also fun excursions with the kids, cool things to do, write in the hammock, maybe even plot a romantic getaway with the hardworking husband while the kids entertain Grandma. Every September, I look back and realize we did the same thing over and over: go to the lake. The house is always a disaster, I rarely get more than a single sentence written all summer, and needless to say there is no romantic getaway, not even out to the patio for peaceful togetherness. Sigh.

So what does everyone else hope/plan to do this summer? And advice for the organizationally-challenged among us?

2 comments:

Eve Silver / Eve Kenin said...

LOL! Younger son is going to sleep-away camp for the first time (for three weeks). Older son has a job. I'm definitely planning to take the family up north to cottage country for a couple of weeks. I have a book to finish (due September 1), so that means a repeat of last year's vacation: family sleeps in while Eve gets up way early and writes for several hours before anyone else stirs, LOL!

You know me and my obsession with deadlines...

Ann Christopher said...

Forget summer plans, Caroline--I just caught sight of your new book cover!

WOW!!! It's gorgeous!!!