I love school – honest I do – but for the next two months, I’m not even going to think about homework, or getting up early for class, or studying for tests. It’s finally summer! Yay!
And boy, do I ever have a lot of great things planned.
Of course I’ll be training for track and field. This is my favourite time of year to start running around Grandpa’s canola field. By mid July, the bright yellow blooms will be out in full force, creating the perfect backdrop for my morning runs. As long as I can outrun some of the bees – but Grandpa says they won’t bother me since they’re busy pollinating his canola flowers.
I’m also go to catch up on my reading. Our teacher gave us a list of great books. Whatever I can’t find at the library I’ll buy with my allowance money. I love going to the bookstore, especially when I have lots of time to browse.
Dad and I are just finishing up our first photography class, and I think he’s planning a “guys only” camping trip so we can practice our new skills. I can’t wait for that. We might even go fishing. It’s been a while since Dad and I went camping.
I’m also working on a new short story. My Language Arts teacher says I should finish it over the summer so she can take a look at it in the fall. She’s a big fan of my writing.
The rest of the summer will probably be spent hanging out with my friends and family. Mom says we’re going on a vacation this year, but we haven’t decided where (I vote Disneyland), and I probably have a list of chores Mom needs help with, like painting the fence, mowing the lawn, and weeding her garden. I don’t mind, though - she lets me eat her peas.
Sounds like a busy summer, right? How about you? What are your summer plans? Whatever they are, make it one where a part of every day is doing something you enjoy – even 10 minutes of reading or writing or practicing hoops can create good feelings about this time off!
- Chase Superman Duffy