The kids start band camp tomorrow, and it is Susie's first year. Meaning (drum roll please), for the first time in over 2 decades, I will have 4 hours each day when I am not in charge of any children. I find this to be a very exciting prospect. Suggestions for my unaccustomed free time are welcome.
|This is what freedom looks like.|
By the way, I have discovered that the sight of my 8-year-old "baby" carrying a half-size violin in a very business-like fashion is enough to melt even my heart, hardened though it may be by mealtime whining, sibling bickering, and teenage surliness. The challenge, of course, is to maintain that sentimental feeling through 4 weeks of beginning violin practice...
[Violin image: Violin Graphics]