The theme of the party is "You know it's summer vacation when . . . ."
I think my husband gets more excited about my summer vacations than I do. In the summer, I have the time to cook "real" meals instead of something I can whip together quickly.
My husband's excitement wasn't just about "real" meals, he loves the fact that with all of this extra time I can do home improvement projects. Our last house was 97 years old when we bought it. We were the third owners, which is pretty amazing. As you can imagine there were many projects when you have a house that is almost one hundred years old. The second summer we lived there, I wanted to solve the smelly front porch problem. My very first day of summer vacation, a huge dumpster was delivered to our house. I spent the day digging out the crawl space under the front porch. You should have seen all of the treasures I found under there. I found antique gardening tools along with several skeletons. I'm sure the dead animals were the source of our odor issues.
After I became a mom, I got a new pet peeve. People who ask teachers how their summer vacation is. People don't think that stay-at-home moms are on vacation everyday. So why is a teacher with children, on vacation instead of being a stay-at-home mom in the summer? When you say vacation, it implies that you are lying around eating bon-bons. If you have children you are working, whether it's inside or outside the home.