As another school year winds down, many parents and caregivers might already be planning and brainstorming ideas for both summer fun and survival. Here's a little list that I've put together as I prep for my tribe:
1) See Angry Birds movie
2) Stock up on sunscreen NOW - When the bottles of brand X go on sale, I buy lots:) Yeah, I'm the mom who bought the whole row.
3) Get pool ready - Test pool water and stock up on chlorine tabs, noodles, and other pool toys. When you live in a warm area, access to a pool becomes a NEED.
4) Fill the propane tank(s) - The oven often gets neglected during the hot summer months.
5) Re-new library cards and memberships to all facilities with air-conditioning - Must keep reading, so books for everyone:)
6) Limit tablet time - Kids will not be zoned in on Battle for Dream Island for hours on end.
7) Field Trip Friday - Going to get the family into the car on Friday mornings and just go! Thank you SiriusXM for the 2 free weeks. I'll take it:)
8) Try a new restaurant - It's time.
9) Clean, donate, and list - This is a great time to list unwanted and outgrown items. I'll have time to meet up or stand in line (alone) at the post office.
10) Staycation - Going to spend 1-2 nights at a local resort. Room service, expanded cable, a change of scenery.
That's what I've got so far. We spend A LOT of time in the pool. Sometimes we'll do night swimming to save on that sunscreen too. Our younger son will still have some weekly therapies. For just the summer, we've reduced it down to 4. He'll have speech x2, feeding, and OT. No riding as the horses even go on vacation! We are taking a break from music and guitar. There is always that discussion on how to keep kids from brain drain. I don't think a worksheet or mandatory reading for 20 minutes is going to hurt. I also know that there are so many other ways to implement learning. I mean, the kids can be totaling the tab and figuring the tip at a restaurant. If everyone brought their library card, potentially how many books/videos can we check out with? If mom buys a gift card at the grocery store for x amount on a quadruple points weekend, how many fuel points will mom have accrued? Yes, we'll be working on speech and hab goals too, but I'm really looking forward to doing more on a whim. It'll be August (or September) again before we know it. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
This is all great stuff! I may have to steal some from you.
That's a fantastic bucket list. I can't wait to hear about the resulting adventures. Much love to you Lindsay!
sounds like you have a good summer planned. Nicki
Sounds like you have some great ideas for a fun summer! Can't believe it's already here!
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