Ok, so I can stop feeling guilty for feeling this way?
I'm looking forward to being able to go to any public place, a museum, library, the pool!!!!!, without being jostled, bumped, run into, run over, being surrounded by screaming and yelling, kids throwing balls, throwing punches, basically, general pandemonium.
Ds doesn't want to leave the house until the end of the month, lol. We tried to visit the Children's museum here with a small group of other hser's last week. What a joke, the moms with young kids looked shell-shocked by the end of it, and if they weren't sure about not sending their kids to ps at the beginning of the day, they were by the end of it, LOL. School buses full of daycares and daycampers started showing up as soon as the museum opened, and kept coming all day long. It was all so overstimulating that some kids were just sitting corners crying or shaking. I'd been trying to interest ds in a daycamp this summer, so we could get a bit of break from each other (I'm a single mom, he's an only child, we could both use a little apartness this summer, lol), but he absolutely refused to consider anything except a small arts camp at a church down the street. I'm sure glad now that I didn't push the issue, the day camps were complete anarchy.
Ds and I have both been counting the days till summer break is over, sadly. He was looking forward to seeing some old ps friends (last year was his first hsing) but has found that he's no longer interested in the same things as his old friends, doesn't want to play in the same way, isn't interested in organized sports, so he's even more of the odd man out during summer break than he is the rest of the year. We've only got 3 weeks to go now. We're planning a really nice lunch out together, at a really fancy restaurant, to celebrate our back to school. Then we'll spend the day at the zoo and a few museums, LOL.