The Boys of Summer Dropping my 7 yo twin boys off at their friend’s house this morning, and I look back. One is reading a Calvin & Hobbes collection while he nods his head to the beat. The other is staring out the window wearing swim goggles. (we are not going swimming. Swimming is not on the day’s agenda at all. Movies and playground is what’s about to happen.) This same boy dragged a tailgate chair out to the driveway last week with the comic section of the Sunday paper. His brother will put on any pair of shoes in the house when he wants to go outside to play — last week, dress shoes worn once at his grandfather’s recent funeral. With shorts and a tee shirt. Sometimes he’s caught outside in my shoes.
They are my boys, my last babies, the youngest of our litter. Their big sister is hot and cold already, almost 10, eye-rolling and foot-stomping and texting one minute and snuggling up for a cartoon on the couch the next. But the boys? They are all boy, all kid, all the time. No signs of growing up at all. And I am not sure I’ll be able to take it when they start.
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a “Social Art Studio.”Introducing StudioKiD - Kennett Design for kids!
This summer we are offering Tuesday / Thursday morning KiDs Paint sessions with Lou Clayton, Tuesday evening Tween / Teen Night painting events and a “Purely Paint” Summer Camp with Mindy Kempista.
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Monday, July 27th
10:30-11:30am Book Babies at Brandywine Hundred Library read more
7-8pm Pajama Story Times at the Newark Free Library read more
Our kids are over scheduled and over entertained. I don't think this stops in summer for most of us. We run them from one activity to the next and barely stop to eat. They start the day with "What are we doing today?" and most of us have so much on the schedule that we need to consult our calendars to remember everything. What happens when the entertainment train stops? Often kids jump to screen time. They are so conditioned to be engaged and computers and video games are waiting, always with the lure of constant stimulation. But wait. What about having nothing to do? What about needing to come up with something for entertainment? Kids NEED to be bored. They NEED to have down time. It can trigger guilt in us that we aren't being the super … [Read More...]
Life Goes On What goes around comes around. The Muppets are coming back to prime time (Tuesdays! This Fall!) and Maria from Sesame Street is finally retiring. Maria is perhaps the one character (TV personality?) that my kids and I each loved. I … [Read More...]
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