Well, the weather has finally turned for the better here in the Pacific Northwest. What that really means is that we’re getting a mix of sun and clouds. This year has been one of the rainiest on record and with two young children, we’ve felt the effects of cabin fever.
2 weeks ago my son completed first grade and is out for summer vacation. I remember longing for summer vacation as a kid and little did I know what my parents went through making sure I had care while they worked. Luckily, I had grandparents close by and between a mix of years at day camp and with my grandparents, I never had a summer worry other than having fun. And I want that for my children.
As an entrepreneurial family with both parents working from home it has been quite an interesting few weeks adjusting to the summer schedule. We’ve been so used to the quiet house everyday that it surprised me when I had to lock myself in my bathroom the other morning to take a phone call uninterrupted. I’d forgotten all about how many times I have done that in the past.
We’re fortunate enough to have great care for our children so we can run our businesses. Finding activities to occupy the kids has gone well so far, yet with 8 weeks of summer left to go, I’m not sure how much more creative I can be. Camps, trips to the park and the zoo and our science museum are all on the docket along with many play dates.
My son was out two weeks ago as one of the earliest schools to dismiss for summer. As of this week ALL schools are out for summer and I want to share this great video clip as an ODE to Summer Vacation.