summertime fun 2013

Today is the last day of first grade. Next year Remy will be in second grade (at his neighborhood school, in a typical classroom, with support). No more waiting for the bus. We'll walk to school and back. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that.

And with this mild weather we've been having, it doesn't feel like summer to me (or even late spring) but it is, it is. And so, to get my head in the game, I decided today to write my summertime fun list.

(I did this last year, too.)

Obviously, the biggest, hugest, most amazing (mind blowing) adventure we're going to have this summer will be our three weeks in Thailand. We've all been looking forward to it since we booked the tickets.

But before we go to Thailand, we still have summer camp (and two weeks before summer camp starts).

Plenty of time for summertime adventures here. Plenty of time for relaxing. Snuggling. Going to the beach. Reading. Making art. Hanging out with friends. Playing with Lego. Having light saber battles.

In short, having plenty of time for adventures and time for staying home and resting. I believe in both. I need both. I walk the middle path.

And I'm absolutely sure we will have adventures and rest in Thailand, too. I build it into our days. I don't over schedule. We need to read and draw and write and relax. I need these things and I know Remy and M need them, too. (M probably least of all of us but he can deal.)

Life is too short to run oneself ragged, even in the pursuit of fun.

Breathe in adventure. Breathe out adventure. Breathe in calm. Breathe out calm. Breathe in the moment. Breathe out the moment.

PS: Speaking of not running oneself ragged : I added "blogging vacation" into my summertime fun list. It's in small print, but it's there.

I decided (after Montreal and the awful wifi) that I am going to let Thailand be a blogging vacation for me. I will possibly blog sporadically but I am not making myself keep a schedule. If I write, I write. If I don't, I don't. I'll resume my scheduled posts when we get back (and I sleep for about three days).

I am still trying to figure out the details of the Lex Letter: Thailand, but I'll figure it out soon enough and I'll let you know when it's available for purchase. I think there will probably be tiers to this one. (Simple postcards, simple letters, packages with photos) with very specific numbers of each.

Having Montreal as a test run was a Very Good Thing because I figured out that writing a letter to each individual is actually much more mental work than I thought it would be. (Also the printing out of photos took a lot longer than I thought it would.)

Instead, I'll be blogging on paper and photocopying that letter. (More similarly to what Amy did in Paris, but with photos.)