Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Suddenly Summer

I'm still here; but the summer schedule change has me running hither and yon keeping children busy. We handed Brian a rented trumpet and plunked him in band camp; Rachel hangs out at her art teacher's house 6 hours a day, painting and cooking and doing embroidery - all the things I would be doing with her if I were not totally burned out on the creativity-with-kids scene.

And Susie? Well, we're referring to this season as Susie's Car Summer. She rides around with me, dropping siblings off at various locations, going to Weight Watchers weigh-ins, visiting Target. It's like camp, only less fun.


David has returned from Civil Air Patrol camp, taller (I swear!), thinner, and still happy about the ride he took in a Blackhawk helicopter. Considering that he refuses to get on the Tilt-a-Whirl at our local fair, Larry and I find this scenario hard to believe.

And now that we showed the older kids Batman last night (as part of our educational Jack Nicholson summerfest), David is lusting after a batplane, for sure...


[photo credit: Old Grey Cat]

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11 comments:

  1. Summer fun is exhausting, isn't it?? We're having a blast: I'm nearly dead.

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  2. Tilt-A-whirls are for sissies, anyway! My dad played the trumpet. They make me go all nostalgic for him. . .

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  3. Riding around in the car? Isn't it about time Suzie got herself a summer job?

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  4. Car summer camp. Oh that sounds way too familar. Except my participant is a 14 year old dementor (thanks for the definition by-the-way). At least you can bribe Suzie with promises of McDonald's drive-throughs. Camp and a memento.

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  5. Oh, thanks! I wondered where you'd been. I'm trying really hard not to make this a car summer for the girl. That's the main reason the one week of camp for the boys is at a nature center ten minutes down the road.

    And re: your comment, we've had lots of Del's so far. It's my go-to treat this summer, since I don't have to worry about dairy or cones or cross-contamination. It works for everybody with no special instructions required. :)

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  6. Poor Susie--the plight of the baby of the family!

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  7. I have a Susie too, only her name is Kylie. And every time I need to go drop someone off or pick someone up, she hides under her bed. Sick of the car, I think she is.

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  8. Camp Car! I think I'm running one of those too. Hey, at least you're spending time together!

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  9. Ah, summer.

    I can't wait 'til our youngest is older and out of the car seat - basically able to get out of the car on his own, like the older 2. I hate errands with him for this alone.

    Otherwise, he can stay a baby forever. Actually I'd like him to go back to being about 9 months old. That was perfect. ;)

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  10. I used to feel like Mr. G had the Car Camp, too. But now it's just me. She'll have her day in the fun sun...HOW exhausting to do all that running.

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  11. My summer is like yours and SnakeMaster is having a summer a bit like Susie's (although since he is 10 years old, I occasionally let him stay home by himself).
    Tilt-a-wheel? Yikes! Never again!!
    Blackhawk? AWESOME.

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