Easy: yes, there are no more morning carpools involving the passing of booster seats - no more babysitting of extra 6-yr olds after kindergarten - no more PTA meetings - no more nagging my children to complete their homework before they start to read - no more dance classes and baseball games to run to -
Not so easy after all: now begins the days of scout camps, friends until I want to choke someone, and late nights...
Lazy: okay, today being the first day I stayed in bed 'til 8:00... I don't think that will last.
Messy: even though they aren't packing lunches in the morning they've already made a mess of the house just because they know they have all day to play and so we must get out everything we own and decide which is first up!
Expensive: between lunches and the prizes we give for reading, in addition to the occasional cheap movie we will run to see, and not even figuring in the gas prices - this summer is going to be a budgeter's nightmare.
Disorganized: hopefully this will change, I need more ideas for things to do with the kids... should I give each week a theme? Plan more park days? I'm up for ideas here folks - what do you do with your kids to keep them entertained during the long hot days?