The Unicorn in my Backyard

Like a mythical beast, elusive and awe inspiring, summer has slipped into our lives. 

Knowing it is only here for a little while increases the desire to grab onto it, to look it square in the face and drink it in.  But it is best looked at from the corner of your eye. 

In fact that is really the only way to see it.  For if you try to look it full on, the powerful and shimmering white of the unicorn, its’ spiraling horn almost piercing the clouds, it becomes nothing more than the reflections of the sun shimmering off the chlorinated water of the swimming pool.    

Today is the first day of summer.  Cody and Carter’s backpacks lay in the living room where they were unceremoniously tossed after getting home from school yesterday. 

I slept in until 7:30 this morning – it was glorious.

We ran errands, bought summer movie tickets, and played with Nerf guns.

I went to the bathroom any time I wanted not just during the time my students were at a specials class or at lunch. 

And yes, I did some work, already preparing for next year.  But I did not have to, because it is summer vacation.

Oh hooray, hooray!!!

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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3 Responses to The Unicorn in my Backyard

  1. Have a best summer ever! xxx

  2. Wow! You start summer vacay early, you lucky duck!

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