In my little pocket universe here (you see -- that Doctor Who science comes in handy after all!) we are extending July for another few weeks. August brings the suggestion that I should have firm plans in place for a new school year and some enthusiasm for implementing them, and I need a little more time to work up to both of those things.
we've been polishing off last year's math and science and doing a fair lot of goofing around. (Katie has not turned green, but she has been enthusiastic about facial masks. Because, you know, twelve is not a moment too soon to start obsessing about flawless skin. At forty-eight, though, I've pretty much thrown in the towel, much to Katie's dismay, and she has taken to slathering me with masks and painting my toes every chance she gets. I resist, but she has youth and enthusiasm on her side.)
The last event of our local library's summer program was a lock-in, from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am, and Katie talked me into letting her go. I think there were only around eight kids, all near her age, so it was pretty much a slumber party with a librarian instead of a parent losing sleep. And she had a marvelous time! They made catapults, played flashlight tag, etc. And she won two books, both of which look pretty good!
What they evidently did not do was sleep. She's been making up for that since I brought her home. Silly lamb.