Okay, anyone else feeling bitter about the rain? Of course last week, when my children were gone and I was hunched at the computer and/or doing housework, it was bee-yooo-teee-full. But now, with no camp whatsoever and plenty of time for the pool, it’s rainy and even chilly.
I’m not ready. I’m not ready for fall, or school, or feeling chilly, or any of it.
So, what are we going to do with ourselves, folks?
MOVIES: We’ve got our free and cheap offerings (listed under the week post below), which are not awful. Actually, yes: Marmaduke was awful. Or I thought so, at least. There’s also Cars 2 at Scotia Cinema, and of course, The Smurfs hither, thither, and yon. Okay, why the heck is my beloved Neil Patrick Harris doing that movie? Does someone know? Was it just way too much money? Is he trying to prove he’s family-friendly to middle America after singing about Broadway being not just for gays anymore? (you saw that, right? If not, do click and watch!) I just don’t understand his motivation.
HOMEWORK: Would you believe that we have summer homework? Well, it’s not much, but there’s no sense in leaving it to the last minute when the weather stinks. Besides, J can squeeze stress out of even the most basic assignment. Today, she was making a picture for each letter of the alphabet (along with reading a book with me, the only thing she had to do), and she burst into tears because she was unhappy with the shape of her violin. That’s right: her violin. And I have to tell you, it was a pretty freakin’ good violin.
SCHOOL SUPPLY SHOPPING: That’s on our agenda if the rain persists. M isn’t enthusiastic, but there’s something about having a stack of shiny new folders that can’t help but make you a teensy bit excited, right?
INDOOR OUTINGS: A friend recently visited Crailo Historic Site and said it was great, so that’s on our list. I recently visited and reviewed My Place to Play. Has anyone visited the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls? That’s on my list, too.
RESEARCH ON ACTIVITIES: If you’re thinking of signing your child up for any classes, this might be a great week to call and ask if you can observe or do a test class. You’ll be chewing up some rainy-day time and knocking things off the back-to-school To Do list. Hey, that’s not a bad idea. J’s decided that she wants to try ballet instead of Ginny Martin this year, so if anyone has strong ballet-near-Schenectady endorsements, I’d love to hear them.
J just said to me, “Mommy, I think it’s almost time for us to put the fuzzy blankets back on our beds.” Bite your tongue, sweetheart! I need some more summer first.
So, anyone have a favorite rainy-day activity to recommend?