For weeks now Beth has been counting down to the first day of Summer. Calling me at work, "Mom, two more weeks!" The texts, TWO MORE DAYS FOR SUMMER MOTHERA OK.
I finally asked her why she was so excited about the first day of Summer. It's nothing we've ever celebrated or even really acknowledged here. Except for the occasional comment, "Oh look. Today's the first day of summer." Truly nothing to create a buzz by any means.
So I asked her why she was counting down. What happens on the first day of Summer? She looked at me all excited, eyes wide, "No more work!!"
"Umm, Beth, well, see..." I hated to give her the bad news. "You have to work during the summer. School is out for the summer, but after you graduate and get a job, you no longer get summer vacation."
Her countdown ended. Today's the first day of Summer and she hasn't said a word about it. :(