My big kids start school in two weeks. It has been a very bummer summer for us. No movies. No vacation. No trips to the pool. We went on one very short trip to the local amusement park - my back was done before we made it through the gates. The kids and my husband went to the zoo once while I stayed home.
My middle son has some medical issues - he wasn't cleared to do anything fun for the whole month of June, which made for a bad start for all of us. He was able to perfect his gaming skills and has spent his summer with a controller in his hand. He has the basement set up so he can watch TV and play a game at the same time (I hang my head in shame). It's going to hurt when I tell him it's time to emerge from the basement and go into the sunlight.
My back is feeling a bit better, as is my foot - good enough for a short drive and a short walk if nothing else. I think I can endure sitting through a movie now - I hope we didn't miss everything.
I might be able to drive the kids to the river and take them on a river boat ride - much smoother on my foot and back than a train ride or a roller coaster I'm betting. I might put fishing poles in my kids hands, bring a couple of umbrellas and a folding chair and head out to the lake to do some fishing. We need to do something, anything.
I am certain my son will have to write a few paragraphs about the summer the first day of school. I wonder if the teachers do this to get an impression of the home life of their students. They are definitely going to get the wrong idea about our family - we have not been ourselves.
To salvage what's left of summer, I'm going to (mostly) drop out of here for a couple of weeks and enjoy my kids before school starts back.
I'm going to use what little time I have after physical therapy and fun with my kids to work on my novels that are in process. I signed up for a new writing class/group and am anxious to resume writing again now that all of the pain meds are out of my system, now that I feel like myself and have an awesome new back rest for my desk chair.
I hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of summer too.