I love that line in “It’s a Wonderful Life” when the old man says to George and Mary, “Aw, youth is wasted on the wrong people”.
I think the same can be said about summer vacation. Allie is ‘BORED’ and you know it is bad when she is not only bored, but bored in capital letters! And for the life of me I cannot think of why! She has played in the pool—granted the kiddie pool because we cannot trust Boo or crazy puppy with the “big” 4ft pool, gone to the playground with Daddy while Boo is in school, gone to the marina and the fish hatchery, played with her Barbie(s) and the list goes on. And let’s not forget the week she was a freeloader at our friend’s beach house—while I was at work!
I offered to give her a list of things to do. But she wasn’t too impressed with my ideas:
- Clean her room
- Sweep up the dust-bunnies created by crazy puppy
- Clean Boo's room
- Cook dinner
- Wash the windows
- Clean my room (hey, why not?)
- Clean the bathroom (okay, NO ONE wants to do that!)
If I had summer vacation, I would be ecstatic to be BORED. I would read, yes read, a book that had no meaning at all. I would go for walks on the beach. I would…I don’t know what I would do because it has been about 25 years since my last summer vacation!
But I bet there would be a nice glass of pinot grigio!