Monday, July 5, 2010

School's out for summer

I just realized school's out for summer. Two fantastic months lay ahead of us. Both children did great in school and now they can relax and have a good time. I'm sure they'll meet up with their friends at several occasions and we'll definitely have some sleep overs. There will be day trips and visits to amusement parks and BBQ's and beach days.

The girls are getting older though. When they used to be toddlers and even when they were 6th graders, they would get up early in the morning and go to bed at 7 PM. Since both of them are in highschool, they get to stay up later and tend to stay in bed longer. They like to hang out on the couch in their PJ's, watching their favorite shows on TV. We made a deal though: they have to help out in the household on a daily basis. They have learned how to cook, iron, vacuum the house, feed the pets, clear out the dishwasher, walk the dogs, .. It's not always their first option, but they know they have to do it. That's part of growing up. It will help them in their adult life. Both of them would like to go to college after highschool and live away from home. I'm a fan of that plan. It'll give them independence and a chance to make their own life.

But first, we'll enjoy the summer holidays. The school books have been ordered for the upcoming schoolyear so now they can go out and have a great time!

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