Spring spring spring - it has been so busy! I decided I wanted Little Comic Lover to have a change this summer or experience somewhat of a “summer break.” She has grown tired or bored of her Montessori school that she has been in since 10 weeks old. Who can blame her - right? So in late April early May I started my hunt for a different summer experience for her. Yes I know most families have this all sorted out by February. I was a little concerned that it would be slim pickins - but mostly I just felt like it was the right thing to do and I had a confidence that it would all fall into place.
I have to admit that the summer experience I have “put together” is not at all what I set out to do - but I am so very excited with where we have ended up.
Little Comic Lover will take the entire month of July off from her Montessori education. The first three weeks she will be spending at a wonderful nature-based education program. Its a beautiful place I wish I could send her to year round (maybe next year if the finance gods allow). She will be doing a 3 week camp complete with gardens, swimming, riding horses, caring for the llamas, chickens, goats, snakes and lizards. They have a naturalist, art educator, music educator, animal specialist all on staff. I’m so excited I want to go to the camp!!
I’m also nervous. She has been in the same school since she was 10 weeks old. This will be a completely new experience for her, not knowing the children, not knowing the teachers, having to make new friends. I think it will be good for her but I worry about how it will go. Will she assert herself when needed? Will she ask for what she wants? Will she ask for help if needed? Will she be fine but I’ll be a wreck?
But mostly, mostly we are excited. Yes I already told her about it. I had to make a calendar to mark the days until “summer camp.”
Oh and one last piece, the fourth week, after summer camp is over… Little Comic Lover and I are spending the week together. I can’t remember the last time I took a full week off of work.
With all this excitement planned for the summer I hope to have some more regular blog posts and stories to share.