As usual, planning the summer is a bit of a Rubik's cube for me. This year is proving to be an even greater challenge because:-
- we don't yet know where the Queenager will be going to college. Some colleges start in August and they have to do a week long orientation before that. Fortunately, unlike her British counterparts, she will at least know where she's headed before she leaves high school. (See my current Expat Focus column for more on that.)
- we're not sure what the Man-Child's baseball/golf/rock commitments are
- my mother and her sisters are popping off to Italy just before I was planning to land in England, despite me having given her the dates months and months ago. Sigh.
Anyway, I have my ticket to CyberMummy so I'll be coming over in late June, with the kids and Ball & Chain following about 4 days later. We think. (If you look at the CyberMummy web banner, one of the fuzzy blond heads on the 2010 audience photo is moi!.)
What I do know however, is that the Queenager and I will be spending a week at "our" school in Ghana. I'm so excited, although very worried about mosquitoes. I am a magnet to the pesky things and even when they're not carrying the lurgy, can get quite ill sometimes because of the bites.
Some of you know that in my spare time I run my charity Caring Kid Connections, which supports a fantastic
school in Ghana, the Tuskegee School. We will be spending a week there in July and I can't wait. Not sure I will be able to hold myself together when I meet all these gorgeous kids in the flesh though!