Tuesday, June 8, 2010



Summer for my kids doesn't start until the 30th of June but I know if I don't want a repeat of some of the 'tude from last year that I probably should come up with some sort of schedule.  That is what I chafe at. I like to schedule going places and I kind of live by a schedule but I can't imagine making more of one in the house. And the funny thing is that I feel like I am a habit type of person. So even though I pretty much do the same things every day I still don't want to make a schedule. I don't I don't I don't I don't you can't make me.

Yay I guess I just need to make myself.  The kids will probably have an easier time of it if I do. See well you can't but I switched away from this page because even the idea of writing it down, makes me crazy.

I have this feeling that we need to have exercise time. an art period,  a board game time,. reading time, swimming pool time, cooking dinner time (did I mention that I have told the kids that I want them to help me cook more this summer from our cook books.)  I know that we will have playgroup and playdates but I am still scared. I tell you I wonder how did my mom did that when I was a kid. Except that I could go outside and not die of the heat like here.

Any other ideas?


  1. Heidi - we live in a similar climate in the that the summer is DRY and HOT, HOT, HOT! I too am going to put together a schedule of sorts - just a routine to follow on the the days we will be home so I don't pull all my hair out. The activities I am going to include are very similar to yours. I was thinking of doing something like - outdoor time (must be first thing in the morning), workbook time, free play, arts/crafts (coloring, play-doh, beads, cutting and gluing, etc.), lunch, board game, pool time, reading time,dance and sing party, dinner prep, dinner, bath, books, bed. I don't like to call it a schedule so much as a loose routine because the kids and I do so much better if we all know what comes next throughout our day. Also there must be TONS of flexibility in the routine because of day trips, special activities and playdates. I mean after all it is summer BREAK! Good luck!

  2. This is one of the things I hate about Vegas - it is too darned hot to just turn the kids out in the backyard like my parents used to do when I was a kid LOL. So much indoor time...thank goodness J still goes to preschool 3 days a week during the summer.

  3. Hey sis - mom and dad just pretty much let us run free all summer - but we lived where it was safe to do that ... I'm starting to figure out the same thing - so Joshua and I don't go stir crazy this summer - I'm getting an annual pass to the new aquarium and we'll be hitting museums etc as well as playdates and playing in the sprinkler in the backyard. It is harder now cuz of the heat and the busy cities we live in ...

  4. We also go to the library. Our local movie theater offers free movies in the summer on Tues/Wed morning. Don't know if that would be feasible with 3 kids and Katie was a bit of a handful this week but just an idea.