Summer Is To Learn By Doing

to pump your legs

to feel the balance between how much gas to give the car to get up the hill

or to know how soon to apply the brake before a right-hand turn

to ask questions when the sales clerk rings up a pair of clearance pants at the regular price

to communicate information so that everyone it will impact has the right expectation

to remember to turn on the dishwasher after you fill it up

or to know when there are too few dishes to wash that night

to call back a future employer just enough to seem eager but not enough to annoy

to cry over a social faux pas or to see the bigger picture

AND. . .

to stand beside someone while she swings into flight

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2 Comments

  1. Donnetta
    Jun 29, 2009

    This was beautiful! Sounds like a lot of wonderful learning and doing happening at your place!

  2. Rebecca
    Jun 30, 2009

    You’re a good mom. I can tell.

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