Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ode to summer break

Oh summer break, how you shimmer with such excitement and promise!

You lure me in with images of cherry popsicles and dips in the pool and lazy afternoons spent lounging in the back yard. You tease me with summer reading lists full of delicious chick lit and vacation specials luring me onto flights to San Diego for only $49. You make me feel like things are really going to slow down, that the absence of school is actually a gift, and the freedom from the ten minute carpool line is something to be treasured.

But I am on to you.

I know that hidden within your mirage of sunny slickery lies an evil undercurrent; one feared by mothers everywhere. A threat so insiduous that one almost has to whisper when speaking of it.


So yes, I will endure you. I will pretend, for the sake of the children, and I will persevere.

But I will not be fooled.


latisha said...

when do we get to start forsaking the children?

Linda Pressman said...

I don't think I'll be bored - there's always another chore to do! - but I'm sure I'll hear it from the kids.