the real first day of summer vacation

I have been waiting for this vacation for months. To be off the radar with these children as long as we can be is pretty much an obsession with me, so ten or so weeks of just me and them, and David whenever he can, makes me very, very, very happy. Of course the day has to start with this:

The weather was rainy and cold. Stella just couldn't get motivated, until I built a camper under her bed, where we spent the entire day, including lunch.

After hours in the camper, dinner, followed by a grungy but beautiful walk up through the Haight and home. Stella kept the wrapper from her ice cream cone so she could "always remember this night".


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