Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer is here, right?

That's what the calendar says anyway.

Summer solstice on schedule for late this morning.

I'm not entirely convinced though.  Ever since the kids got out of school, it's been a revolving door of illnesses and asthma attacks, concussions and injuries.

We've spent more time at the doctor than at the pool.  And that just seems wrong.

It's not like the weather has really cooperated anyway.  It hasn't been hot yet for more than a day or two at a time. 

Today, though, the pressure is on.  Summer's official arrival.

I read something a few weeks ago that made me giggle.  An article written by another mom about the ridiculous expectations that we all put on this season.  More than any other. 

It's not like we demand that Fall be awesome, that we squeeze all the activities we can into the Winter or save up for amazing Spring excursions.  Why, then, do we ask that of Summer?  Why do we set the bar so damn high?

It's a good question.

As for our family, there are no grand plans.  No vacations scheduled.  No expectations about anything for these months. 

I would like to, at least occasionally, have four healthy and intact children without broken bones, wheezy lungs or jiggly brains that I can take to the pool.

That's not asking too much, is it?

1 comment:

  1. If ever there was a year for you not to have grand plans this is it.  At least you didn't spend a ton of money for activities your kid couldn't particiate in.

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