Summer always surprises me. I know it’s coming and the school year is winding down, but I can never quite believe it. Then, before I can blink, it’s here and catches me off guard. I usually have mixed feelings as I am a fan of structure, especially for my kids. As they grow up, however, I am trying to welcome summer a bit more and enjoy their excitement at the freedom that summer brings. The slower pace, change of activities, fun sounds of splashing in pools, perhaps a few more minutes of sleep in the morning. Unreal that another year has gone by!