long, rainy spring, we finally have a week of gorgeous hot weather. I’m
relishing wearing my flip flops every day, and I’ve switched my mommy uniform
from jeans and a t-shirt . . . to shorts and a t-shirt.
School Is Out
Best of all,
school is out for summer! I know that some of you are dreading and fearing this gaping hole between school years. I’ve been there. I have to admit, though, that this year I’m pretty excited about it!
rushed school mornings of “hurry up – where are your shoes – brush your hair –
don’t forget your backpack.” It’s time for unstructured, unscheduled play.
What Makes Your Summer Perfect?
I do wish I
had for you one of those neat and tidy blog posts about how to manage your kids
this summer. I would share the perfect
schedule, complete with lovely chore charts, and amazing activity lists. …If I
is, I’m still figuring it out.
worked really hard on creating a daily and weekly schedule, and made a giant
bucket list of all the wonderful activities we could do.
about a week. Then we stopped looking at the schedule and just started enjoying
shouldn’t have surprised me.
Schedule vs. Routine
about schedules? Not me. I was always more
of a rhythm and routine person. I prefer the flexibility of going with the flow, and rigid
schedules stress me out (I know, you may be the opposite!).
kids thrive with lots of free time. Yes, they get bored, but that’s part of the
point. They’ve created some of the most amazing projects after whining out the
dreaded “there’s nothing to do.”
time to get bored and creative.
Just the Basics
field trips on the calendar. Otherwise, we’ll plan week by week, day by day, even hour by hour, leaving room for lots of spontaneous fun.