Tis the season...no, not THAT season. The other one. If you're a parent, you know what I mean.
End of the school year.
My son is 16. He's fairly self-sufficient and really, he should be looking forward to this more than I am. And maybe he is. All I know is that I CANNOT WAIT.
We don't get a bus for him so I do carpool duty twice a day. The school is only five miles away but at 6:30 in the morning, it feels like 50 miles. And in the afternoon, it totally disrupts my day. So yeah, maybe I'm whining but summer break can't get here soon enough. To be able to sleep in and not deal with an alarm, is like a fantasy right now.
And for the first time in a really long time, we have some plans for the summer. Last summer we did a trip to New York for a week and it was fine but it was partially for work so I didn't love it. This summer? Some of the trips are work related but so much more fun! Plus, the main goal of the summer is to get the 16 year old his license so I will be relieved of carpool duty come September. YES PLEASE!! We'll see. As of right now he's not buying into it.
So when the kids get out of school, what's your plan? Who's doing something fun this summer? I've got a weekend in Pinehurst, a weekend at the beach with the girls (#squadgoals), a book signing at Nora Roberts' bookstore in Maryland, a couple of concerts - including my 80's crush Rick Springfield, and some visits with family . None of the trips are major but they're just enough to get me away a little bit and allow me to relax.
But you know what I'm already aware of? How fast it's all going to go by. I'll end up sleeping way too much, being way too lazy and then wondering why I didn't get anything accomplished! It's a crazy pattern but I'm prepared.
If I can stick to the things I already have planned and throw in a couple of impromptu things that are just for the fun of it, I'll be happy. And if I can do it all with a really cool playlist, even better. This summer's music obsession? Cake By the Ocean! I kid you not. Maybe it's because it's a fun song or maybe it's because of my completely inappropriate crush on Joe Jonas...either way, that song is going with me everywhere! https://youtu.be/PAzH-YAlFYc
So what are your plans?? And what are you listening to??