Summer Bummer

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This morning I read about how Erika's family is already missing school. Such a problem to have! <smile>

It's been a long time since I had a summer break. Even when I was finishing up high school, I was creating Science DVDs instead of playing with the friends I didn't have. So I'm reaching back in my mind when I think about my childhood summers. I don't recall missing school because we still got up early to go to swim practice, we still read every night before bed, we still had fascinating family discussions, and I spent a ton of time at my friends' houses (like I did while we did school as well).

But, yes, summer isn't always all that it's imagined to be. The change or loss of routine, the cries of boredom, the heat, the schedule that seems to fill up even more than during the rest of the year... all conspire to bring about a summer bummer.

My suggestion? Grab one of your favorite books--or one that you didn't get to--and read together on a regular basis, like bedtime. Interested in something new and fresh? You could always start reading some of next year's books now, especially if you were thinking of doing a 4-Day program. You could get the 5-Day Core program just to have a couple extra books to read over the summer.

Looking for a few more suggestions? Kelly, Jill and Judy have some great summertime tips:

Are you enjoying your summer? What great things are you planning to do?

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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