We’re busy trying to finish up our last week and a half of the school year, and everyone in the house in getting pretty antsy. There is a lot of talk about having a summer vacation and just enjoying some time off.
One night when we were having dinner, I told the kids that they were only getting a few days off for summer break. I told them, “Once we’re done, we’ll take the weekend off, then two more days. So, we’ll start back up on a Wednesday.”
Everyone knew I was joking, but then Noah (who often sees the world as pretty black and white, in his special Autistic way) said, “I knew you were joking because everyone knows there are exactly 104 days in Summer Vacation.”
We all had to laugh, and then explain to him that there is no actual official count on the number of days in summer vacation. Every school and homeschool figures out their own calendars, so there is a lot of variation.
Still, we all thought it was pretty funny.
So, for some extra credit points — who knows why Noah was so sure that there were exactly 104 days in summer vacation?