Anyone who has a television is familiar with this ad from Staples which airs at the end of every summer:
I hate that ad; it always rubs me the wrong way, but I get it. I know many parents who are literally counting down the days and hours until their kids go back to school.
We are also counting down the days and hours until your kids go back to school. Why? Because it means sweet freedom for us!
- The parks will be all ours from Monday-Friday each week. We can run and play until we fall over. We can take over the shaded picnic areas and teach classes outdoors, taking advantage of the gorgeous weather. There is nothing like doing lessons with the benefits of sunshine and a cool breeze.
- We won’t have to fight crowds at all the museums and other family activities in town. The world is our playground from September to June. After homeschooling for three years, I refuse to go to most places anymore on weekends or during the summer because it’s just.too.crowded. Why be stressed when we can enjoy it the rest of the year?
- The obnoxious neighbor kids cannot knock on my door at 9:00 AM and spend their days in my house causing drama between my kids, eating all my food, and drinking all my cranberry juice. Thankyouverymuch.
- I enjoy being with my kids. Yes, pretty much all the time. I need breaks like anyone else, but I don’t require 6.5+ hours a day, five days a week. We like each other! It’s all good!
It really is the most wonderful time of the year! 😉