Uber had some difficult decisions to make before this summer began. First off, he decided he wasn’t ready for Driver’s Ed, despite what his birth certificate says. This was the summer he was supposed to take driving lessons and get behind the wheel, but amazingly, he came to the conclusion that he simply wasn’t ready for that much responsibility yet. (No tears here)
Following that decision was the joint decision that he wouldn’t get a summer job, either. That, too, had been the plan. But since he wasn’t going to be motoring anytime soon, the desperate need for money subsided.
So the last decision was then…what to do with his summer?? We hadn’t signed him up for camps of any sort, and he hasn’t got any real projects going, so this was a quandry. Until I suggested the idea of a summer of volunteering.
That’s right. Spending a summer giving back to your community. Hmmm. Uber actually jumped on the idea, and we inquired around to different agencies and non-profits. Finally, an interdenominational assistance ministry took him up on his offer. They need help revamping their website (one of his specialties), and he will also be helping them in food distribution and office work. He went in for a “job interview” and he was as nervous as if a triple figure salary was at stake. It was too funny!
But he started this past week, and I think it is going swimmingly, so far.
Not to be outdone, H-T is getting in on the bandwagon as well. He is going to be offering his services at a local historic site, helping out at the goat farm one day a week. He’s all about the giving baaaaack.
And I’m not too proud to put my hat in the ring. I’m busy supporting my main passion – – local farmers. Helping out with an upcoming family farm tour that lets local residents see up close and personal what our farmers do on a daily basis.
Sounds like a recipe for summer success, don’t you think??