Lazy Days of Summer… I mean Spring.

by Lisa Donovan

So, it appears I am already ready for the relaxation of summertime. This morning I just couldn’t bring myself to rush about in our typical “gotta get to school on time” manner. I really just didn’t care. I let both the kids sleep until they felt like it and then let them pick whatever they wanted for breakfast, rather than the typical “eat this peanut butter toast and glass of milk, it’s all we have time for” routine. We even drew pictures and talked about our weekend plans. My son was only fifteen minutes late for school - I am torn between feeling like an utterly irresponsible parent and one that is pleased to have had a nice, enjoyable morning with her kids.

I’m a pretty laid back person. But, I am pretty strict about being on time - it is just a personal issue. I really don’t care if others are late, I just hate to be late myself. I prefer to be early any day than late. We don’t have a stellar record at my son’s school - he has been tardy more than a few times. For some reason, I just don’t like rushing my five year old son around in the morning. I know we are supposed to. I know that it is important to teach them that getting to school on time is a significant goal to achieve. This coupled with my personal issues of punctuality, you would think that I would never let my son be tardy. Some days I will but most days I wouldn’t. Does this make me conflicted? I just don’t think that, at his age, he needs to be as rushed as the rest of the world. Some days I am quite alright with him just going his own speed, even if that speed does not decree his timeliness to school.

Anyway, this is just me reasoning out my inability to get my son to school on time. Today, it was nothing but a sickening case of wanting to be on holiday. I think, in the Donovan household, we are ready for a nice long summer break. A vacation with lots of sleeping in and lots of trips to the nice air conditioned art museums and cavernous aquariums in Chatanooga. Only a few more weeks to go until we can bask in our glorious talent of leisurely relaxation… we are so good at it.

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This entry was posted on Friday, April 7th, 2006 at 8:22 am and is filed under Daily Living, Holidays. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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