Kids’ summer o fun
In the meantime, the kids have had long days at the pool, trips to Hershey Park and sleepovers. They’ve taken in movies and been to the mall, gone on hikes in the park, spent days hanging at friends houses, and they even made a horror movie the other day with a group of friends from the pool. They are living summer as it’s meant to be lived — thanks to the village of other moms and dads who have helped make it happen.
I have hope, however, for the rest of the summer. Vacation starts today and while it’s a working vacation for me, it’s a total vacation from driving the kids around everyday. We are at my parent’s summer home in a small town in Rhode Island where bike is the main mode of transportation. For the next few weeks, the kids are on their own to get where they want to be. And when I’m not working, I’ll be relaxing on the beach — trying to soak in the last days of summer.
FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband, Chris, and four children, Maggie, 14, Lilly, 12, Adam, 12, and Jonah, 8.