Something about today makes me feel as though this is the end of the world as we know it. Both of my kids keep growing up, gaining faith in themselves as they expand their world. Both kids now have the run of the neighborhood and the surrounding areas on their bikes; they can bike to the library, to Target, to the swimming pool, and to the bike shop. Both kids want to learn how to cook more meals, so we already started on menus.
My daughter knows how to solder, and has two or three projects just waiting for her to have the time. My son loves paintball - luckily the field is close by. And both kids love science - can you say homemade liquid nitrogen?
The most exciting part of the summer, though, is called Camp Terry. My son, Terry, decided to run a week long summer camp for a neighborhood boy (a six-year old friend of the family). Terry planned out activities to do every day, including a field trip, and even offered to watch this kid overnight. When my daughter, Rachel, asked what she could do, Terry offered to hire her as a camp assistant. So everyone is now happy and looking forward to having the best week of the summer. :-)
As for me, I need to balance writing, programming, and spending time having fun with my kids. I love doing science experiments, doing large art projects, and exploring areas of Georgia. Mostly, though, I just like hanging out and discussing life, liberty, and the universe.
I hope you have a wonderful summer, wherever you are.