The ABCs of Summer Break (& the Lessons They’ll Help You Remember)


L is for Lake which also has Leeches and Layers of Muck and Lime Green Scum that make swimming seem more a dare than a fun way to pass the summer


M is for Money of which you have none come July 4th


N is for Night which doesn’t happen until about 10:37 pm and there’s no argument a child likes to make more then “it can’t be bedtime because it’s not even dark yet!”


O is for Ow and Ouch, things kids say when attacked by the swarms of biting and stinging insects who have declared your yard ground zero for their war on humanity


P is for Pee, in the ocean, in the pool, while running through the backyard sprinkler—the world is your child’s urinal