In our neck of the woods, the new school year doesn’t start until September 8th, which one of my rising second graders says is “forever and ever and ever away from now!”
Indeed it is, especially for working parents who need to fill the 15-day gap between summer camp and school. Thankfully, my family has stepped in to help.
Today, my twins will go to what they call “Camp Na,” where they will hang out with my sister (Aunty Na) who has planned a week’s worth of art-related fun. Luckily for everyone involved, my sister happens to be a very talented artist and teacher.
One of my twins made sure to pack plenty of reading material to occupy her time between projects. These are the books she selected:
While she was sleeping, I removed one from the pile.
She’s only seven!
* A few of these books are old favorites (See Pregnant Workers’ Rights at Wayside School (Yes, That One).