Its hard for me to believe that summer is just around the corner! NGU's graduation is a week from tomorrow. Man, this year has flown by! Silas goes to school until the first week of June. So, its causing me to think about what we are going to do to keep busy this summer. Busy and sane!
I've decided that I am going to make a schedule and stick to it as much as possible. Here are some of my ideas:
Movie day. We have 2 theaters here that have FREE movies Wed, Thurs, and Fri. Free for kids and parents!
Craft/baking/letter writing - stuff like playdough, simple crafts, making cards/packages for people
Swimming lessons, practice - we can use the NGU pool at certain times
Family Movie Night - this is always a BIG hit. And if we have it scheduled maybe they won't beg for it every night. I heard about a great idea. Let them earn some money throughout the week and then they buy a ticket and snacks and take turns manning the snack bar, being ushers, etc.
NO TV Days - I am serious about this one. I want days when they know there will not be TV, cartoons or anything. We have to have other things planned so they see there are better things to do.
Playdates, fieldtrips - we have wonderful parks, a new children's museum about to open up, and plenty of friends to play with.
Housecleaning - I think this is important. We are going to have responsibilities daily and weekly.
My goal is to not let my kids be bored, and myself to be frustrated. I'd LOVE to hear some more ideas I can implement into our schedule. I haven't made it out, but when I do, I'm going to put it up for the kids to see.
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