If you happen to have kids, you know that while the frost is still on the new buds, and its still raining, and the heater is still popping on in the morning, you have to start thinking about summer. Scratch that: you have to plan your entire summer. Camps are filled by April, camping sites are booked, and airplanes are filling up. I am so not ready to start thinking about summer. If you've read me for any length of time, you know I hate the heat, so there's that, but this year is especially confusing.
With this, maybe, impending construction, it throws everything up in the air. I don't know if we'll even be living in our house during the summer, which means that L's stuff will be all packed up, and we might not go anywhere, and she is going to have to have something to do. Last year we didn't go anywhere and she wasn't signed up for any camps. We just stared at each other all summer long. It was excruciating. For both of us.
So this year I have done a little research and I am actually contemplating spending an ungodly amount of money for 20 days of day camp that we can use whenever we feel like it during the summer. This way, no matter where we travel or what we do to our house, I can stash her at camp when I need to, and we can get out of each other's hair. Thing is, I am having trouble pulling the trigger. For what I will pay for this camp, I could probably buy half of my kitchen cabinets. Or two new windows. Or a room of hardwood floor. God, its expensive.
So I am thinking of it as the first of our construction expenses. I have fantasies about being a little DIY goddess and refinishing my own doors and doing my own painting, and if I'm going to do this, little girl is going to have to disappear for 7 hours at a pop. And if I don't get to do any construction, and I am sad and depressed all summer, I will go to this camp, and she can hang out with my mom.
This place has a "cafe" that is open all day. I could eat ALL DAY! They also have a reading room, and all kinds of crafts and stuff, it looks so fun! How fun would it be to have a bunch of adults go to camp? We'd just have to add a cocktail making class and a construction-for-middle-aged, out-of-shape women class, and it would be AWESOME!