We’ve been in the house for the entire week mainly catching up on rest. It’s been a week since Mari’s graduation and I’m just getting around to blogging about it mainly because I remember that my daughter started camp today. Thank GOD up above for Boys and Girls Clubs here in Louisiana. How can you beat a program that open to all children, K-6, free breakfast, lunch, and enrichment for $60 for 8 weeks?! I seriously won. Seriously.
Now my son’s school, that’s another story. I was hoping to get him into the same camp as my daughter, but because of his age, that was a no go although he’ll be allowed to eat breakfast and lunch if he wanted. Aside from the tuition that I normally pay, for the summer, it’s $100 more. I just cannot pay $400 a month for three months. Well, I probably can but I refuse to. I’m sure he’s grateful that he has had the time off and is not really concerned about returning. He has his own little agenda it seems and he takes pride in saying what we’re going to do and how we’re going to have so much fun. Well, Mama’s down.
Here are a few shots from his graduation ceremony:
I do plan on securing some type of employment before I completely obliterate my savings. I had a few temp/part-time offers, which is exactly what I’m looking for until I return to school in the Fall and start teaching again. As of right now, I’m looking for things that’ll keep him busy and so far, I’ve found a lot of neat things, not to mention CHEAP/FREE activities. From library visits & summer reading programs, $1 Zoo visits, and $1 movie days.. to church day camps, museum visits, and summer baseball. Again, thank God for the summer leagues of small towns. You can’t beat a $20 registration fee. Also, a fellow mommy of my son’s preschool offered to do to playdates. That should be interesting because those two together are something else.
So, this summer is going to be a show. Iyanna, Imari, and I – featuring all his little imaginary friends. (I’m not kidding.) And you all have front row seats. You’re welcome.
For all of you who have kids that won’t be in camps this summer, what do you plan to do? How are you going to remain sane?