I have mixed feelings about this. A part of me thinks... Yay! No more getting up early, packing school lunches or fighting over homework assignments. Then there’s the selfish side of me that thinks... Oh NO!!!!!! No more quiet time during my day. I’m going to be refereeing sibling rivalry 24/7. Then the practical side of me thinks... How will I get my house cleaning done and when will I grocery shop? Everything I do gets more complicated. But what I fear the most is the dark cloud of boredom that transforms my son, bringing on more challenging behaviors. Just this weekend, I got a glimpse of “it” when my son felt miserable, even while at the swimming pool, because of “boredom”.
As summer quickly approaches, I feel more prepared then the previous summer vacation. I’ve learned a lot this year and hope that it makes a difference. My son has learned coping skills and communicates so much better. Overall, I feel a lot more optimistic, even looking forward to some good quality time. But still, it’s the unknowns and memories of past rages that make me nervous. It’s the same feeling I get when I’m beginning a roller coaster ride and the car is slowly riding up the hill... click, click, click...
So, before I take the big plunge into summer vacation, what will I do with my final 7 days? Whatever it is, I need to enjoy a little peace and quiet.
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How are you preparing for summer vacation? Do you have butterflies too?
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