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Summer's full of promising choices

Published on Aug 15, 2014 7:02 PM

Thanks to the needle-nosed Phineas Flynn and his Disney Channel sidekick, Ferb, my children knew exactly what to expect of school when we moved to America.

Namely: "There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation/'Til school comes along just to end it, "So the annual problem for our generation/Is finding a good way to spend it..."

The reality is more like 75 days but still, when you're let out of school in June, the time ahead looks just like one of those endless buffets in a fancy hotel. Should I have a bit of everything? Or should I just skip anything green and go straight to dessert?

Choices, choices. The promise of summer.

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