School’s out…now what? I am extremely excited for this summer as it is the first one that I get to spend with my kids. I don’t go to an office and they won’t be going to an all day facility with teachers. This is new territory for us both – so we will see how this goes!
So far it has been only a couple days and I have noticed some things. My kids get tired if they play. They play hard. We need to do most activities in the morning so that in the afternoon when I am working, they can relax and rest. Meaning they can watch a movie or TV and lay down to rest. This way it goes along with Bailey’s nap time and it gives me the quiet time I need.
Mornings are for outside. It seems that the afternoons will be just too dang hot. I know it is only the end of May and I should not complain – but it gets hot! Everyone has told me it gets worse and I will deal. It is just a little bit to get used to know matter what you know. We will make the best of our outside time each morning after breakfast, and make sure we get plenty of activity in.
This means that I will need to make the most of my mornings. I will need to get up and stay up to accomplish some housework, and to get some quiet time. This won’t be hard, it will just become routine again. I used to do this and stopped once we came here. Some things were just meant to be I guess!
We have plenty of plans for this summer when it comes to seeing things/people/places for some adventures. I think the kids are going to have a lot of fun, as well as my husband and myself. I Bailey will still go to drop-in care here and there so that the older kids and myself can do some other things as well. I think it will be good for them and good for Bailey to get out.
I am one of those parents that feels the kids should continue to read/write/do math while on break. I don’t want them to forget everything and I want them to stay sharp. We will make library trips, and write letters, and somehow figure out some math along the way. I know it seems like punishment for summer – but we have to help our kids stay their best.
Do you have suggestions for how to keep them learning?
What are your plans for this summer?by