“school’s out for summer!”
we tap our feet,
drum our nails,
stare beseechingly at the clock,
then we burst out of our desks,
like a newborn screaming its first breath,
like a stone skipping across a stream and, then, Splashing.
the sunny possibilities,
the dog-day anticipations,
Just a little ode I wrote to school being out for summer, since yesterday was the girls' last day of school and they are VERY excited about it!!!
We have some fun stuff planned for the summer. Some of it is laid-back fun (hanging out two or three times a week at the water park/theme park that is a mere five minutes from our house; sleeping late when we can; reading books; going to summer movies); some of it is going-somewhere fun (as a family, we have trips planned to the Smoky Mountains, Maryland--Delaney's team will be in a softball World Series outside Ocean City, so we will have a combined softball tournament/beach trip get-away--and to Texas to visit relatives; as a couple, Gary and I will get away for our anniversary; and I personally will be speaking at three writers conferences, one in Vicksburg, Mississippi); and some of it will be "whatever happens happens" fun!(You may also remember my list of 39 things to do before I turn 40--which as at the very end of summer on August 31--so I will try and complete THIS LIST of things to do. I've already done two or three and have plans for the rest...I will have to give an update soon on them!)
if you have kids, are they officially out for Summer yet?
what plans do you have for this Summer? (I love to live vicariously through other people! lol)
what do you LOVE about Summertime?
(And, since I shared another one of my poems with you today, go check THIS out. The Poem-a-Day Challenge recognized all the writers who contributed a poem on every day. I was one of the 120 that wrote 30 poems last month. That was a wonderful creative challenge, and I'n proud I did it!)
And now... enjoy the Summer (it's in the high 80s here, so it's feeling like it!) and have a great day!!!