No summer school? Surely you jest.
Our fancy shmancy montessori preschool has a summer program. However, because it is fancy shmancy, it is also expensive shmensive.
When Hot Nerd declared the need to save money by keeping our four year old home for the summer, I thought, “Surely you jest”. When he said he was not kidding, and that it really wasn’t an option right now, I thought, “Liar. You jest again”. When the deadline to register came and we didn’t have the funds, I thought, “Oh nice trick. You are the king of jesting”.
It’s only recently that I’ve realized he is planning to take this joke as far as he possibly can. I imagine he is getting some secret pleasure in watching me fret about keeping our son entertained and mentally stimulated for 80 consecutive days with a high need infant strapped to my hip. He knows that bad things can happen when our four year old is bored. He knows our baby Meatball nurses every two hours, has decided to walk instead of crawl, and demands constant attention. I am afraid he is going to take this ruse all the way and see how I fare being thrown into the deep end. It will most likely resemble a cat being tossed into a hot tub.
If Hot Nerd had an evil mustache, he’d be twirling it right now.
I have no choice but to call his bluff. I am resigned to behaving as if this whole “home for the summer” thing is truly real.
I am arming myself.
I am enrolling in Leap Frog Summer Camp for kids ages 4-7. If push comes to shove, I’m hoping that 8 weeks of activities, crafts, and free printables will keep me from drowning. My kid’s an absolute genius, so if he isn’t continuously learning I’m sure he will spend his time figuring out how to dismantle our garbage disposal, or build a car out of my china.
If your kid is home for the summer you should check it out! If you don’t have kids but would like to brush up on your geography, coloring and crafting, you should sign up too! The age range is just a guideline really – I won’t tell.
I’ll let you know if Hot Nerd shows his hand at the last minute and we’re magically enrolled in our schools’ summer program. If not, I’ll let you know if Leap Frog helps save my ass.