This is the first week since school ended that we don’t have anything to do. At all. This is what I call “real summer”.
When I was a kid, we got up, tore around on our bikes, went to the park, swam at the pool, got ice cream, hung out, built teepees, built forts, slept in the back yard, went to the park, played Barbie, played teacher, played doctor, got ice cream…you get the drift. And, I was skinny as hell.
In an effort to make my boys “figure it out”, I allow a bit of TV in the morning and in the night. Yesterday I screwed up by giving in to the Harry Potter marathon, and after 2 movies, the youngest was up in the middle of the night, a bit overstimulated by it all.
Right after school got out, the boys went to LA for a week with my folks, then VBS for a week, then Bass Lake for a week, then Scout camp for a week. I had all these things planned, and they were great…but when do my boys get to relax…without the Wii, TV, DS, GameCube or computer games?
There are no more planned weeks of anything.
Today, they get to figure out what summer is all about…nothing. Bring it on.