The summer reading list has provided students with a link to school during the dog days of vacation for decades. While it's important for students to read real literature during the summer -- wasn't Moby Dick on the list every year? -- the idea of a traditional book list today seems outdated and incomplete.
We are one week into summer vacation, and I've joined forces with a few other working moms who have semi-flexible schedules to give our kids one of those old-school, no-agenda, bike-riding, running-through-sprinklers, free-for-all, popsicle-eating-'til-there's-a-ring-of-red-around-your-mouth summer vacations.
While kids are counting down the days till "school's out forever!," many parents are secretly dreading the final bell. They love the thought of not having to wake up at the crack of dawn and get kids off to school, but they are anticipating being on the losing side of an endless game of keep away from electronics.