It finally feels like summer and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This is the first summer in awhile I have fully appreciated because it’s the first summer I have had a school aged child.
At first, Amelia was sad about school being over. She cried the last day of school and took tons of pictures of her teachers to put in her memory box. Then she realized no school means she can go to the playground twice in one day, the city turns the sprinklers on, and we have more time to visit her grandparents. Sometimes we even go to the beach near her grandparents house! Once she realized this she was thrilled.
The only negative is, it’s hard to schedule playdates. Many of her friends visit family in the summer and are out of town now. Luckily, she will be at the same school in the fall so it’s not like she will never see them again but to a 3 year old the fall is basically a lifetime away. I guess this summer will be a lesson in how to deal with your feelings when you miss your friends. Or maybe I just need to make sure we have so much fun as a family she doesn’t have time to miss her friends?