School’s Out For Summer
Today’s my kids’ last day of school, so summer is officially starting around our house. I love summer – the hot weather, the vacations, the feeling of “freedom” that I experience vicariously through my kids.
When I think of the summers when I was growing up in California, I remember spending days at the beach and the pool; walking to the library every few days to check out seven books (that was the limit for kids); and long hot afternoons sitting under our peach tree, lost in novels.
The last day of school was always bittersweet for me, though. I was one of those nerds who loved school. So while I enjoyed the sunshine and the endless time for reading and playing, I always looked forward to September.
These days it’s the same. I savor the summer and I’ll cherish camping, fishing and vacationing with my family. But with summer comes a much more difficult balancing act between work and play. So I look forward to August when my kids will go back to school.
What does summer mean to you? What have you got going in the next few months? Tell us all about it.
Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent