What about summer, Auntie Leila?


Question: What about summer, Auntie Leila? ...Let’s plan an old-fashioned summer with some low-key expectations where the children can look forward every day to simple pleasures: a few chores (because there can be pleasure in knowing you are all in it together), many books, and lots of play.

Ideally, you will have at least a bit of a vacation. Even a day trip here or there works. Obviously, we all want six weeks by some shore, but even a garden hose or kiddie pool provides an unexpected amount of satisfying water fun — and doing something watery is how I define summer fun!

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Reprinted by permission: Like Mother, Like Daughter