This year marks the very first summer in my life, and the life of one of my children (see photo above), that we will experience what is commonly known in the greater United States as "summer vacation."
From pre-K through Grade 6, my kids have gone (and Coleman continues to go) to a year-round school. It's the same number of days, of course, but instead of being off for nearly three months in the summer, you're off for three weeks in the fall, winter and spring, and then some.
Aside from being a plus for working parents (which up until last February, I'd been for a number of years), it's also believed to provide a continuity of education. You know, they don't have enough time off to forget what they spent all year learning.
(Can you believe I didn't take a picture on the first day of 6th grade?)
But this year, Aidan is just finishing up her first year at a regular school and on Thursday, her first real day of summer vacation will truly begin.
For some reason, one-three and me? We're thick as thieves lately. It's going to be a fun three months. I'm so looking forward to having a little company over the summer months. And yes, feel free to remind of this in July…