It’s my first summer without full time child care planned, and I’m as fresh and hopeful as Frodo leaving the shire with his little buddies to see a mountain about a ring. Who knows what kind of Gollum I’ll turn into by the end of August, but right now I’m happy about all the things!
Part of my summer plan involved self-directed activities for the kids in the morning while I worked, then we would get out of the house in the afternoon. I thought about calling the self-directed activities something really motivating and winsome, like “Summer School” or…. “Self-Directed Activities.”
And then I read this post by Kyran.
I slapped my forehead and thought, why am I such a curmudgeon?!
*mutters under breath about summer school*
We’re officially joining the Camp Whattewedo fun!
Below is a loose routine we plan to follow:
MONDAY: Creative Projects
TUESDAY: Swimming or Park
THURSDAY: Swimming or Park
FRIDAY: Field Trip!
This is, of course, subject to change depending on where our friends or whims lead us, but I wanted the kids to know there’s a basic plan so they can quit fretting about being bored.
If you have kids at home this summer, join me, Kyran, and others on twitter and instagram with the hashtag #WHATTAWEDO to share your summer fun, frustrations, appreciations, and inspirations. And stay tuned to Kyran’s Facebook page, where weâ€™ll hang out and share progress (and disaster) reports weekly throughout the summer.