Monday, July 12, 2010

Rise and Shine --- Time to recharge

Good Morning and welcome back to the middle of summer!

Much to the chagrin of at least one student I know, the summer is about half over. We'll get through July, then start thinking about getting those pencils, folders and crayons ready for the last week in August.
That's for another time, though, this is for now.
After fighting through June, taking a week's vacation was never more needed. Usually, when taking vacation during the summer it's for some kind of trip (even if it's just to the shore for a couple of days).
Last week, though, was just left to free form. Sure, there were a couple of day trips, but mostly it was about staying up too late and sleeping in every morning (I almost forgot how to set the alarm).
One thing I found out is you don't need to spend a lot to have a ton of fun. It was fun to laugh. It was fun to ride bikes. It was fun to swim.
Over the last couple of days, I keep going back to the reaction of a certain 8-year old I know when we hit the pool for the first time last Sunday.
The trepidation of touching the water from last year was gone. It was whole hog and shouts of "This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!"
And, that was just the first two minutes. Thanks, it was an awesome week.

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