Ahh summer time, the 10-11 weeks of no schedules. I thought this summer I would love not having a set schedule and just really trying to enjoy the days together. Part of it is happening. Yes, we are loving summer, going to the pool and being with friends. Although, I am finding myself getting frazzled without having a bit of a routine. So, I am going to start one with the girls. It won't be rigid but I can't handle too much free time and constant whining "we have nothing to do."
The kids have only been home two weeks now and already I am hearing "We are bored!" Are you kidding me? Next week my 7 year old will attend a day camp from 8-5pm. I have to say I am secretly looking forward to her having a structured week. Our kids are usually very good at entertaining themselves or each other when we are at home. A few days ago they could not find anything to do. I ran off a list of activities but to no avail. They shot down each and every one. I tried to tell them they should enjoy not having a busy, hectic scheudule. No luck. I tried to tell them enjoy being outside and the fresh air. Finally, side walk chalk and riding bikes won!!!
We used to love being outside when I was young. We would stay out until dinner time or dark on some nights. Kids seem different now. Maybe it's just me or maybe mine are still too young. I sure hope the rest of our summer is not boring for them lol. I am going to make sure we have a great summer full of fun activities. If not, I am signing up for full day camp. For me, not them :-)
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~ John Lubbock
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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