Friday, June 21, 2013

4... 3... 2...

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. :(

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sorry, Beth! Being an adult isn't all that it's cracked up to be sometimes, especially when it comes to summer.

Deborah said...

I know how Beth feels! I couldn't believe it when I started work, and then I didn't get spring break or 2 weeks off for Christmas or the summer break. It took me a while to adjust.

Kristin said...

Awww. Such a bummer for her!

Caz said...

Harsh reality. Poor Beth.

Christina said...

When I moved back to the States after teaching in China , someone asked me in January about helping for VBS. I was working for a company at the time, not another school. The moment when I realized I wouldn't get a summer like I had my entire life was devastating !! Thankfully in March of that year I got a teachIng job in Korea and so it was okay ! I feel so bad for her !!