We started school today. Our goal is to fit in four weeks this summer, thereby earning ourselves time off next spring.
These long summer days have bored us to tears. Too hot to go outside - at 108 it's too warm inside as well, days too quiet - all our activities are in the evening: we were bored.
I've never seen my kids so positively giddy to start school. There was a great deal of reorganizing, quick last minute planning, and we began with joy. And one said over and over, "I can't wait to do school again tomorrow."
Too bad this enthusiasm can't last until February.