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C'est la Vie: The Countdown

If you have kids in school like I do, I'm guessing that the countdown has started at your house too. At one month until summer vacation, they were excited, but not yet impressed. At three weeks, I could see the sparkle in their eyes. Now at the two week mark, I can say with certainty it's going to be hard to contain the energy that the thought of long summer days brings.

The shoes have come off regardless of the temperature and my daughter has begun assuring me that if the thermometer reads above 60 degrees, it's plenty warm for a swimsuit. (We do hold to a strict "if there's snow on the ground you must be fully clothed" rule.) The beach towels are strewn across the back patio, all just in time for more snow. But I digress...

Two weeks of school means the countdown to fun summer activities has also begun. We've browsed through the recreation center catalog and gracefully acknowledged suggestions for summer activities from our friends and family. But you know what? When I ask my kids what they want to do, they want to be at home!

Amen to that! I'm ready to have nowhere to be until noon or later. I'm thrilled for the chance to hang out in the backyard with the sprinkler on and the radio turned up. I can't wait for playing in the sandbox, taking walks to the park, or making home-made popsicles.... all with no schedule to keep what-so-ever. So I say, let's cross off one more day and celebrate. Summer is almost here...

Activities at home or out-and-about - bring it on! What will you be doing this summer?

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