Different Phases

Daily Prompt: August Blues
As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?

As a kid: nothing but relief at the beginning of summer holidays. Days of playing stretched ahead. Our cousins would come, or we would go and stay with them. Summer holidays were fun.

Later on homework given by teachers was an aspect I didn’t like. Two and a half months homework would be crammed into fourteen days. It was a dreaded finale to summer holidays.

With my own children growing period, I looked forward to holidays. My husband and I planned our vacations for the summer absence from school.

Summer holidays came, and now they are gone. Last year and this one, I enjoyed spending time with my youngest grandson IB. It was fun and joy.

As a bonus this summer, my daughter along with her youngest three came to spend a week with me. They will be going back to Riyadh in three days time.

Yesterday we went to the Aquarium in downtown Houston. We enjoyed the Ferris Wheel, train ride, seeing the Sharks, alligators, Octopus, and other big and small fishes. We saw the white tigers of the Maharaja Temple. We had a ride on the Aquatic Carousel.

A lovely experience was having lunch at the Aquarium Restuerant.

Here are a few pictures.

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From top of Ferris Wheel a view of the highway.

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