Summer has officially rolled in!
Today is the first day of summer vacation. It's nice not to have to scramble at 5:45 to make lunches and breakfasts and dress the girls for school. Instead, I got up at 5:49am and the kids are hungry and in their PJ's.
Some housekeeping today. I was tagged as a Thinking Blogger, with instructions to tag other blogs that make me think. Thank you for the tag! ALL blogs make me think. I don't swing into as many autism blogs as you'd imagine. Eating, breathing, living autism rather exhausts me - oh and I WRITE autism too. I'm in and out of writer's, agents and publishing blogs often. A few just for laughs.
Then I got tagged to tell you some things about myself. While I appreciate the tag, I'm not that interesting. Trust me. And I dragged out a few quasi-embarrasing tidbit about myself a few posts ago. How's this, you figure out the summertime questions:
1) The high dive at Bearcroft Swimclub in Attleboro, MA
2) Paragon Park at Nantasket Beach, the Paratrooper
3) Beach boys songs and the smell of Coppertone
4) Strawberry shortcake
I will tell you that I had a killer Schwinn bike as a kid - sort of like the one in the photo. Mine was purple, a girls bike, had a sparkly banana seat, monkey bars, and a low back rest. And those clicky sticks on the spokes. No bell. Bells were for geeks and little kids. That bike reminds me of summer. Jerry Simmer had one with a stick shift - a stick shift! That was the coolest Schwinn in the neighborhood.
7:03am. Time to feed the kids. Make the lunches (it's easier to make and pack lunch every day then we can go out to eat on the deck, go for a picnic, or eat it inside. It helps keep the girls' routine in check.) Oh, and COFFEE. Now!