The last week of school is here! The kids are so excited. I am, too. However, I do long for the summers I grew up having. I had read in a newspaper article a long while ago that the definition of summer is to spend time doing nothing. How decadent is that in today's world? The article was about how the author spent his summer hanging out with his friends and looking for things to do (exploring, making up games, etc.) vs. today's very busy summers filled with day camps and organized sports. I can't find that definition on the internet!!!! Right now with how fast our world is and our schedules are, I want that definition to be true. I want for my kids to have that time to be creative and figure out what to do. As an adult, I would love to have time to do nothing - I see that as a total luxury. As our summer approaches, I am going to try to allow for my children to be "bored". I want to give them that luxury of just having time. I did find a definition of summer that I do like! It is: "A period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, or beauty." from answers.com. So I wish everyone a happy summer. May you be fulfilled with how you spend your time this summer!
15x22 original watercolor by Liana Yarckin