School was out for a mere 23 hours before I started to crack the summer vacation = free child labor whip.
Summer vacation is for sissies.
Sure there will be summer sports practice and volunteering, but that doesn’t mean Monkey Boy and The Girl get to lounge around the house for the rest of the time playing video games, napping and watching movies. Nope.
This summer my teens are going to learn life skills, like how to pour concrete, how to set posts, stain a fence, maintain a garden, paint a house, use a PAPER map, how to navigate an airport alone, plus a ton of other educational stuff.
Sure they may not appreciate this now, but they will.
My hope for this summer is to have them grow a little closer, through the use of teamwork. And, to get a bunch of unfinished projects around here finally completed.
After all, the best things in life are free. Right? Unless of course you want a new pair of Vans. Those, you’ll have to earn. One hole at a time.
Ahhh, summer vacation, it’s finally here.
I can’t wait.
* Be on the look out for a new series titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” by Monkey Boy and The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird. Not only will it be a great way for the two of them to brush up on their writing skills, but it will probably provide a bit of comic relief around here too.
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