I was thinking today about what made summer/the long vacation so special to me as a child. It wasn't just the length of the time between the school semesters, it was an amalgam of other things such as: not having to do homework; more relaxed bedtimes since we didn't have to get up to go to school in the morning; the smell of newly mowed lawns; spending weeks at a time with my grandparents; eating wild fruits and berries; having as much time as I liked to read; the light still pouring through my bedroom window when I went to bed; day long excursions with other children in the neighbourhood through the secret passageways of the forest that we thought our parents didn't know about.
How about you? What are your special memories of childhood? What memories do you hope your children will build? What do our children enjoy most about their long vacations?
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