The sky's the limit when it comes to kids' summer plans. At least--their ideal versions of summer plans. At the end of the year, in between compliments and surveys, my students write about their plans for the summer. Many of them have grand notions of daily amusement park trips--of effectively living at Six Flags--of staying in the pool for hour after prune-y hour, or of turning the summer into one gigantic sleepover.
On my summer I plan to stay at home or I might go to six flags or astro world. Which ever one I do I know I'll still have fun. I hope I'll be able to be with my friends the whole summer. I also hoping that I be able to catch a turtle on the highway or something. If I go to six flags I hope to ride every ride there.
So...turtle-catching, eh? I didn't realize that was a popular side-of-the-road activity these days. The kids' plans sound pretty great, but of course the limit is usually not the sky, but rather the extent of parents' money, time, and roller coaster toleration, or the extent of the turtles' willingness to let themselves be captured at exit nine. Another limiting factor in many kids' summer plans is summer school. A month of reporting to class in the summer curtails many of these dream plans. Andrea wrote one year:
My summer is summer school and summer school.
What summer plans have you been enjoying?
Have you caught any turtles (or anything else, for that matter) along the highway?
Or--what has been cramping your style this summer?
Gemini roller coaster image: Wikipedia