It’s the first official day of summer, though we’re sliding into our third week of summer break.
While I’ll admit I’m already tired of doling out endless snacks and washing beach towels, for the most part I’m so glad it’s summer.
My favorite thing about summer is that there are so many less have to’s.
We don’t have to go to school or have to do homework.
We don’t have to find socks in the morning- something that’s always a pain during the school year. Actually, we don’t even have to find shoes in most cases since going barefoot works for most things we want to do.
We don’t have much of a schedule, unlike during the school year when there’s always something going on- usually so much that I have to keep it all written down because it’s far too complicated a schedule to remember off the top of my head.
With very few exceptions, in summer, there’s nowhere we have to be at a certain time. The activities that do have a definite start time are want to’s and not have to’s.
Bedtimes and wake times aren’t set in stone. Want to stay up late and sleep in? Okay, it’s no big deal.
We can be spontaneous because our schedule allows or we can laze around if we want because there’s nowhere we have to be.
The summer is full of want to’s and if any of those start feeling like a have to that we don’t want to do any more, we can change our plans.
The school year is full of have to’s and schedules so, in summer, we get to take a break from all that. The school year will be here again soon enough, so for now, I’m going to enjoy these summer days.