I realize this is counter intuitive, but I'm really happy that the school year is done. I like that the girls didn't have to rush to the bus this morning. I like that they won't have homework tonight. I even like that they are home with me today.
I know I'm supposed to fret about losing my "me time" and how to keep them busy this summer. First, I'm the mother of twins. I don't have any "me time" right now -- and it's okay. In a couple of years they will be too busy to bother with me. I'll have plenty of "me time" then. Also, I work from home, so when they are in school, I'm working. It's not like I was shopping and getting my nails done while they were in school.
I know they will be busy because we have them scheduled for a couple of summer day camps. Each one only lasts a week, but between those camps, library programs and play dates, they will be busy with a mix of activities. Of course, we'll also watch the nephews play baseball whenever we can.
On the flip side, I'm feeling a bit of summer pressure. The girls start first grade in ten weeks. We have to fit all our summer fun in the next ten weeks. I think we're up to it. Let the countdown begin...