So today was our first official day of summer vacation, and it was glorious.
We have enjoyed more celebrations, graduations, ceremonies, assemblies, parties, get togethers and play dates in the last month to choke a horse, and while they all are lots of fun and a great way to kick off the summer, the girls and I walked around yesterday like the living dead: exhausted to the core and very badly needing a day off from life.
So we declared today "Do Nothing Day." And we had a blast! The girls, whose bedtimes have been pushed back to ridiculous hours, both slept in until after 9:30am. After a leisurely breakfast watching SpongeBob, we got comfy on the couch and started watching the first Night at the Museum movie, which we've never seen. It was a huge hit and enjoyed a little lunch afterwards. Then we did some tracing, drawing and crafts in the early afternoon and finished the day watching Bolt all piled on top of each other on the couch. We snacked on some yummy strawberries and blackberries and finished off quite a few chocolate chip cookies I had baked yesterday.
By the end of the afternoon, we were refreshed and ready to take on whatever summer has in store for us. It was the kind of day that makes one profoundly grateful for having the freedom to stay home, the absolute joy of having children, the relief of having older children, and the fun of good movies.
Life is good.