School is almost out for the summer. The schools in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia continue until mid-June because they don’t start school until after Labor Day. With Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, etc. the area has a vacation destination mentality. How could we live without the high school kids working those minimum wage summer jobs? (However they sure beat the summer jobs I had as a kid!)
So kids are counting down the days.
We working parents are continuing on, fat, dumb and happy. It’s not a big change for us. However at home parents are in a panic, madly searching for camps, activities or other evolutions. No sane person, regardless of how much they love their children, wants to be trapped in a house with their progeny for two or three months non-stop. Listening to….
“There’s nothing to do!”
“All my friends are (a) at the mall; (b) at the beach; (c) in Paris.”
“We never get to do anything!”
“Take me to (a) the mall; (b) the beach; (c) Paris.”
(Repeat the above every ten minutes for 2 months.)
I believe that school football teams and bands start practicing in the middle of summer out of a sense of mercy for parents. Either that or a parent managed to get a member of the school board in a dark alley sometime about the end of June and issue an ultimatum.
So as we approach the Memorial Day weekend, brace yourself for the inevitable.
I understand why some species eat their young. I don’t understand why we all don’t.