Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day has been so many things for me.~

The educator in me sees it as I time to celebrate the birth of a great nation, one that celebrates the diversity of its citizens and provides opportunity to those that are willing to seize it. It is a time to recognize the many transformations that have happened in the 144 years that our country has taken its place on the world map.  What a great place to live

The mother in me sees it as the beginning of 60+ days of freedom!  No school, and therefore no work for me!  Warm summer breezes, rainy day crafts and summer nights where there is no bedtimes.  I completely lose the routine for the next two months...something that the kids love and causes me anxiety but we live through it!

Obviously this photo is not recent...but it reminded me of the easy-breezy-lemon-squeezy days that are ahead!

Happy Canada Day everyone!  Stay safe and enjoy the long weekend!