This is the first official break week. The big boys are home, as is dad, and Noah has only to finish up his math book (about 20 more lessons) and his book report. Just 30 minutes or so of work each day, and the rest is down time.
This is the time of year when I find myself bored. Crazy, I know. But, I thrive on schedules. I detest hours of the mindless past times in which my children would indulge if allowed. But, I also hate nagging them to read, finish their chores, or go outdoors in the scorching heat. During the school year, everyone just knows their part in the family ballet. But, during the summer, the extra time seems to mix the parts and everyone gets a little lost. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the break in monotony, but the break, to me, is just as much a challenge as the work before the break.
One thing on my agenda this summer is to teach the big boys to cook. I think they will enjoy it, and I know it will benefit them one day. My brothers all cook, and I know they enjoy it -- besides, most of the great chefs are guys, right?
I'm also going to spend a large chunk of my summer in bed. Sounds like I'm a lazy bum doesn't it? Actually I just found out yesterday that our insurance company and a local hospital network finally came to an agreement and settled their contract and now I know I'll be having surgery in July. Prior to that I wasn't sure if my planned surgery would take place. I have to have the big "H" with some extra reconstructive work thrown in. So, for quite a few weeks this summer, I'll be in a reclined position, like it or not.
I'd love to hear what you're doing this summer -- any fun plans? I think they must be more fun than mine!