Yes, shaving cream fights are WAY more messy than late-night research projects.
But the kids have so much fun. Except, of course, when they stop having fun. Like here, when Sam asks why in the world the girls would spray shaving cream on him. Hmmmm. Can’t imagine.
Shaving cream fights have to be good for their souls, before we start the school business again, and the kids curl up at 7PM from the utter exhaustion of fast facts and spelling-test stress.
And the utter exhaustion of learning to write their names (looking at this little girl and that NINE-LETTER name that always wears her out).
Or that three-letter name that always wears him out. When we’re there, and I try to remember what we did all summer without name-writing challenges, remind me of this picture. And this little boy who discovered how invigorating a can of shaving cream can be.