Sunday, May 25, 2008

WARNING: Summer Days not so Lazy

Be forewarned that the "lazy days of summer" are in danger of being over scheduled. The first week off (that would be now) looks, on paper, to be a bit lazy, but will truly be filled with a flurry of pre-VBS activity. Then VBS, then 3 weeks of summer camp (me teaching, The May Queen attending). One (so far...) gloriously lazy week will give way to nearly 3 weeks of frenzied traveling to friends and family all up and down the East Coast. One more unscheduled week at home gives way to one week in Acapulco (mostly resort lazy) and then 4 short days until school starts. The upside of this lack of lazy? (Hopefully) A lack of the expression "I'm bored." To keep this summer fun and not too hectic it is advised that the times not currently spoken for be guarded against firm plans and left open to jaunts to the pool, beach and waterspouts, impromptu play dates, and playing board games on the living room floor.

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This warning has been a Monday Mission, which was to write a post in the form of a warning label. Write your own warning and let me know, and I'll get it into this post.

The ever diligent Mad turned in her assignment early, with an internet warning you should check out.

Mary Beth is also warning us about summer sensory overload

WARNING:
Monday Missions have fallen prey to an over scheduled summer, and will be taking their lazy vacation days away from the craziness around the Maypole. If you would like to host the Missions over the summer (or for longer) let me know, otherwise I'll bring back the missions in September.

18 comments:

flutter said...

I know, hers scared the crap outta me

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Wow, not so lazy indeed! Acapulco sounds lovely, though. ;-)

Mary Beth said...

Your summer sounds jam-packed but so much fun! I've posted my mission - sensory overload - at http://marybeth494.blogspot.com/2008/05/warning-sensory-overload.html.

Angela said...

I think all summers should come with a warning! Great post!

Mad said...

I think it wise to break for the summer (or longer). The entire blogosphere slows like old honey once June rolls 'round.

NotSoSage said...

Overstimulation factor: High to very high. :)

Good luck!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm sad to think that soon we'll all be so busy we'll lose touch, but your summer sounds terrific! I have a Monday Mission in draft, but it sounds angry and it wasn't intended that way at all. If I can do some serious tweaking, I'll post it-- if not, I'll catch the next one in September!

Victoria said...

Yippee! I live for jam-packed summers (I seriously have been known to cry on Labor Day weekend. It's a disease I have).

Enjoy. Every. Minute!

Jennifer said...

My summer needs the same warning label. I do it to myself...so I must enjoy it? ;)

Family Adventure said...

Have fun not being lazy :)

Heidi

JCK said...

Oh...I'm going to miss your missions!

Your summer sounds like great fun!

niobe said...

Sounds like a summer filled with exciting plans.

Kyla said...

I know! I'm actually looking forward to the activity of summer this year.

Julie Pippert said...

Wow, lots of good times ahead!

My main goal is to not get too stuck in a lazy rut. LOL

Re your last post...

I hear what you're saying b/c it sounds a bit like Patience. What I figured out is that Patience has exquisite taste for herself, and if I listen to her, she knows the people worth her time and energy (and I do not mean that at all as snotty as it sounds). Those girls from your description do not sound like children the MQ needed to expend much effort on for herself. Just not a fit perhaps.

MamaGeek said...

I know, I couldn't agree more.

*teeth chattering*

Christine said...

i know exactly hoe you feel!

and i am so so so sorry i have missed about a million of your posts and am way way behind on all that is going on with you.

sorry. :-(

Alex Elliot said...

That sounds like a fun summer!

slouching mom said...

although too lazy has its downside as well...