What Are You Doing This Summer?


Can you believe summer is half over already?  Are you having fun yet? 

Like most of you, my family and I have been excited to (cautiously) re-enter the outside world and it’s been a whirlwind. I was excited to escort my daughter to participate in fencing and culinary arts camps out of state. We had a great time together.  She’s a foodie and selected all of our eating experiences.  Check her out enjoying a lobster roll in Newport, RI.  It was as delicious as it looks.

After that great trip, I took the July 4th week and drove my son up the east coast visiting schools. Here you see Lance fully appreciating his new NYU sweater.  We only got to visit from the window.  No tours were scheduled, but being in the city was still exciting! We landed in Boston for a 3-week intensive at Boston Conservatory for musical theater and he seems to be enjoying that experience as well. This trip gave me a chance to meet up with friends who I have not seen in some time including a college friend I have not seen since she graduated ahead of me from HU. So happy to see her and have her back in my life.  

Having concentrated time with each child was such a gift and privilege that I fully appreciated, enjoyed, and felt immense gratitude for, particularly because I acknowledge that there were times when I may not have had the opportunity to engage in this way. We talked and bonded with each other in ways you can only achieve when you just have each other to turn to for street directions or dinner ideas.  This experience taught me the importance of finding a way to create space to spend individually with your children, whether it’s time away in another city or not. There is more there than I can even describe.  

What are you doing this summer?  Do tell.

Dr. Lisa

P.S. Our theme song is “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone.


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