One of the things my siblings and I heard my Mom say after about two days of summer vacation was, "We just can't do this all summer long!" I've since heard my sisters express the same sentiments. The kids start sleeping in every day and there is no structure, which leads to chaos. In short you have a GHASTLY mess! I enrolled Bridget in two weeks of swimming lessons for June.
I also signed Bridget up for eight weeks of sewing classes for the summer. Some fun ladies started a sewing program for children at the local quilt shop. Bridget went every Friday (except while we were in North Carolina) for two hours. It was the perfect thing to give her confidence and a new skill. These photos make me cry a little - she made everything she's wearing (except the shoes) and the bag next to her.
So that took care of June and July, but now it's over. We have one more short vacation, but then I'm going to have to think of something to get Bridget out of bed in the morning.