Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Summer of "The Lazy Song"
I find it interesting that it took four people (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, K'naan) to write The Lazy Song. Not only that but these people really aren't that lazy and are profiting from this single that hit #2 on the US Top 40.
But despite the irony, the song has become a personal theme song for this summer. If you are under 12, summer is all about doing nothing. And since I am in charge of 3 personages in my house in this age range, it is my duty to make sure that they achieve this goal with great success.
So what have we done to make our summer successful? Here's just a sample:
1) The TV is on WAAAAAYY too much. For those of you that know me, this is a stretch but I think that we've now seen every Phineas and Ferb episode at least three times and I can sing all of The Fresh Beat Band's songs with choreography.
2) The pool has been well loved this summer. Nothing says lazy like floating on a raft in your own backyard!
3) Junk food has been allowed. Before you go all Dr. Oz on me and tell me this is child abuse, I did have plenty of healthy stuff too but the convenience of chips and coke won out a bit more than usual. I just keep telling them they are giving their dad job security (he works for Coke).
4) Bedtimes have been fairly non existent.
5) Friends coming over was the norm not a special treat.
6) Reading was encouraged so that we could finally all see the last Harry Potter movie in the theater.
So that's been my summer. Its going to be a shock to our systems to get back in the routine of school but in the long run it will be good for us, just as the lazy summer was a great way to decompress.
"What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God." - Eccl 3:9-13
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