va·ca·tion[vey-key-shuhn, vuh-] noun
a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity,usually used
for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: Schoolchildren are
on vacation now.
Kids: Why are you at the bus stop, Mommy?
Dad: Are you enjoying your summer reading, guys?
Minimus: We just got out of school yesterday, Dad.
Dad: Well, it's never too early to get started on it.
Maximus: We couldn't go to the bookstore to get our books because Mommy took us to the
Minimus: See? I told you he'd ask about The Lists already.
Maximus: But it's just the first week of summer vacation!
Dad: If you don't have a plan, then before you know it the summer will be over and you
won't have anything to show for it.
Kids: We tried to write our lists but they got wet when Mommy took us to the pool.
Dad: Have you been working on your college essay, Minimus?
Minimus: Dad, I'm 11.
Dad: That doesn't mean you can't be thinking of some themes.
Minimus: I suppose I could work on it at the pool.
Dad: How are your summer activities coming, kids? Did you organize your Habitat buildtoday?
Kids: We wanted to work on our "Wells for Alagongua" project but Mommy took us to