Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Blogging Challenge: Favorite Things To Do In The Summer

Right, so, the usual: Weekly Blogging Challenge over at Long and Short Reviews. (If you're just joining up, swing by their homepage and add your response to the current post each Wednesday.)

This week's challenge is Favorite Things To Do In The Summer.

...Which is weird.

Okay, maybe not all that weird. But at my age, the things I do in the summer aren't really all that much different from the things I do in the winter -- except that I have to keep the boys occupied so that they stay on some kind of sleep schedule and don't drive us completely insane. (So far? Engineering camp for Firstborn, which I think went really well, and Summer Safety Camp for Secondborn, which is taught by the police department where my brother works and seems to be going splendidly.)

I actually walk around outside less in the summer, in no small part because I work in a server room (a.k.a. the morgue, or the refrigerator) and so anything like summer weather makes me uncomfortably sweaty (and eventually stinky). I try to avoid the heat. But I also try to make sure the boys are getting enough exercise, and do have some new experiences.

Being a parent in the summer is a lot different than being a kid was.

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  1. I hope you have a good summer. Working in a cold server room must make the transition to the heat and humidity a bit of a shock to your system!

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  2. Engineering camp sounds like it'd be fun. I laughed at your working in a refrigerator... I'm the office girl for a construction company and man, they keep this office COLD because the guys come in from the 115º heat and 75º isn't cool enough for them.

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    1. Sounds like you're in much the same work environment as I am. And engineering camp was awesome - I got to drop in for the bot race on the last day. The kids had divided into six teams and each team had built their own remote-control car from a kit. The teachers had marked off a racetrack with tape on the floor, and they had to drive the cars around the track.

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    2. Yeah, I'm constantly cold! :) Oh, that's amazing. I bet the kids had a blast with that.

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  3. Somehow I am certain you are a very good father. Have a great summer.

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  4. I like the idea of working somewhere cold. My office is always hot and sticky in summer.

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    1. It's a mixed blessing, but overall I like it.

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