Evidently they couldn't decide between doing a puzzle or going swimming.
I hung my head in shame and explained that we do do a daily movie. But then I needed to add that we do other stuff too like make popsicles, go swimming, cook together and they help out around the house too. I found myself searching for anything "fun" or significant that we had done or plan to do. And I came up totally blank. No vacations. No summer camp. No summer school. Yep, popsicles seems to be the biggest most significant thing we have planned this summer.
Good! said the therapist. Sometimes I see kids, and they're just so wound up with all the plans and vacations. It's so good that you're having down time where they can just be kids and learn how to play together. And your kids seem so relaxed right now. "Even keel" was the words she used.
Ya, that's the plan. Lot's of down time to play and be together. To do lots of puzzles in bathing suits with goggles on.
And besides, we really really like popsicles!
What's your plan this summer?
(ps- yes you caught that right! I said do do. Upon rereading it, I was gonna change it, but then I thought about how funny my kids would think that would be that I actually put do do in print, and I don't want this blog to pass of for anything other than mildly amusing. So it's staying. Dodo!)