.. And then suddenly, just like that, it was over. All the plans you had, all the dreams and expectations of fun and joy, never happened. All the experiences you had planned to share, all the trips and activities, all for naught. The craft kits lay scattered in the kitchen, where they never even gave them a glance, unmade and unwanted and unloved. Perhaps they are too old for them now. All the people you wanted to visit, but you got to see none of them. You had plans and back-up plans, but nothing fit the reality of your life. Even with the delays and extensions and no need to be back by three, none of it happened.
Summer is over. Joey goes back to school on Monday.