It is officially summer break for my kids and I have zero actual plans. We aren’t a “book every moment of summer” kind of family. My kids like to chill, hang out in their spaces playing games or listening to music, so it isn’t exactly a really busy time for us. That said, BG has gotten way more social over the last year and I have a feeling that is going to extend into summer. She is also talking about doing at least the summer dance workshop at her studio because she is interested in becoming an assistant next year. That is all still open and not decided just yet.
Both BG and MC have talked about wanting to get out and do some things this summer, things that the three of us would do together during the day while Hubby is at work. This is a new thing. I love that they want to spend time with me, especially at their ages, 15 and 17. How many parents of teenagers have their kids actually WANT to spend time with them? I have no clue what we will actually end up doing because saying is one thing, but doing it is much different.
We’ve talked about taking a family vacation this summer. I’ve even told my cousin we are going to go see her this time. I just don’t know that we are going to be able to. We’ve been really worried about our dog lately. She is 14 and has had several problems lately. They seem big at the time and then a day or two later, she seems like she is getting back to normal. I’m afraid to leave her with my FIL for longer than a couple of days as that is where she goes if we take a vacation. She has always had some minor health issues, but there is the very real concern that she has either hit, or is sitting on the edge of, being really old and struggling.
I have a list of things I really should get done around the house. I’m sure I’ll actually do some of those things on that list. At some point.
Honestly, I just kind of want a laid back, lazy summer. I want to spend more time in the pool this year, even if it means getting off my butt and cleaning it. I want to spend more time going on photo hikes, with BG or Hubby or even alone. I do really want to take a trip, even if it is a shorter, weekend trip.
Beyond any of that, I haven’t a frickin’ clue. What is everyone else up to this summer?