Summer vacation is here and the flow and energy about the house is so lively. Kid's in and out of the house every so often, although it seems like the door is opening every 5 minutes. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I was my children's ages my mother never saw me and my friends. You know (or maybe you don't) but back in the day when neighborhoods were safe and "strangers" were friendly, you could disappear for hours and play so long and hard that you would come home dirty and yet still happy and excited for summer. Home just long enough to get fed and go back out.