May 26, 2021

So What Are We Doing This Summer?

Our kids’ summer plans keep evolving, for the better and the more confusing. We’re excited by the possibilities for a real summer this year, but figuring out the new rules seems to be once again kind of up to us. Here’s how we (might) make our plans.

Our kids’ summer plans keep evolving– for the better and the more confusing. We fill out forms. Then we get emails saying "Forget the old rules, and fill out these three new forms indicating you agree with these new rules." Then things change again.

To be clear: thank you, camps and programs and town pools. We're not blaming the people who are most certainly doing their best to keep up, and to give our kids the most typical summer experience possible. But we're all building the plane while we fly it, and figuring out the new rules for this semi-normal summer seems, once again, to be kind of up to us.

This week we're talking about our summer plans, our summer maybe-plans, and how we'll decide.

Here are links to some of the things we mention in this episode:

Mary Laura Philpott for Washington Post: As the world starts to open up, it’s tough to let go

Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu's "Venturing Out"

Kathryn Hymes for The Atlantic: Why We Speak More Weirdly At Home

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