I did the boys’ school enrollment today. Where did the summer go? We were not even busy. It has been a relaxing summer. The way it should be.
I remember growing up being involved in softball but the rest of the summer was being with friends and family. No crazy schedule. I went to one camp every summer for a week, dance camp. I can not fathom how the parents today put their kids in every thing they can during the summer. Which to each their own, not saying it’s wrong, but I think kids should have a relaxing summer. Because before long, they will be in the grown-up world of no more summers off, unless your job allows it. 🙂
I don’t even push a summer job unless they want it. I like the freedom of not having so many separate schedules to work with when we want to do stuff as a family. Now, come their last year of high school, I will definitely push a job so they can get ready for the workforce. To me, you are a kid once! As crazy as school years can get I think summer downtime is a must. Gives them a break. So much goes on in school nowadays. Perhaps that is why kids are stressed to the max. Maybe.
I do know once a child gets out on their own, they tend to not want mom and dad around as much. If yours does, you are one lucky family. 🙂
I also want my kids to enjoy their twenty’s. I feel this way because I had my first kid at 19 almost 20, by one month. LOL. I don’t regret because it did help me to grow up, but I missed out on all the young fun.
There are positives and negatives to every age you have kids. One positive to having kids young, I am a young grandma! 🙂 I can always have those fun moments in my 50s, the new 20! LOL
The best part is I can ask my kids if they want to go! I don’t have to worry about being a good influence anymore! LOL
Happy day to you all! 🙂
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