Who needs summer homework? from the New York Times, shares a Mom's take on fighting the so called "brain drain."
I LOVED the summer reading list as a kid: visiting the library and returning home with a stack of delicious books. OK, I was a book worm, sacrificing backpack space for The Good Earth on a camping trip...or forgoing a swim at the pool so I could finish A Tale of Two Cities.
I'm sure there is a balance there somewhere!