Finally!!! I will never be able to fully express how much I love summer break. It is the highest form of self-care.
That being said I also have a son who thrives on structure and routine. So it’s not just lay around all day in the sun around here (as much as I would love to). Once again we have created our ‘summer schedule.’ Although it is a bit simpler this year. Our daily schedule basically looks like this:
9:00—Exercise (in some way shape or form)
10:00—Bridge books (my daughter hates these but does them—my son desperately needs to feel some semblance of his school routine so this helps)
11:00-Clean (I have a daily job—this week we have been cleaning out the project room in order to convert it to a dance/jiu Jitsu room)
12:00-lunch and then downtime (reading)
1-4ish-the day’s ‘activity’
5ish to bedtime-dinner and whatever
The morning activities are interchangeable—although Boomer really likes to follow the time.
The afternoon activity can be something that just comes up or something from our handy poster.
We tried drawing out of a jar one summer—this summer we are picking off the chart. Today they chose painting rocks—they were both excited about it and both loved it. We had plenty of time to spare so we also made rice krispies treats and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Yesterday was swimming. Who knows what tomorrow will bring…
Bring it, summer!!!!