There are exactly three days left of first grade for Miss Addie, meaning my job as chief entertainment shuttle begins approximately 20 hours after that last school bell rings. Oh how I loved the first day after the last day of school — waking up, watching cartoons, eating crazy amounts of cereal, and never bothering to change out of my pajamas. My sister and I would come up with elaborate games of store, restaurant, and library. Plus, my mom always had us signed up for some sort of tennis or swimming lesson for at least a couple of weeks out of the summer. I’ve missed hanging out with Addie and doing new things with her, so we’re working on a list of things we want to accomplish this summer together before she heads back to school as a big second grader. Some of them are traditional, some of them will become traditions, and some just seem kind of fun. I like the idea of having a list of things to do so we can be better prepared to ward off “I’M BORED.” (Generally because “I’M BORED!” is met with a very mundane task assignment in this house.)
We’ll be spending plenty of time in backyard pools with friends, but I’m looking forward to checking off and adding to the list we have so far:
What would you have on your summer 2012 bucket list that we should add to ours?