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Babbling about break...

It's a misty, quiet morning (isn't that a song?), and I finished up all my school responsibilities (until the last day, which is one week from today) yesterday. I'm not sure what to do with my time now (ha). I have a list of organizational things which need to be done around the house (a loooong list). The kiddos and I talked about our plans for the summer (the 'schedule' we'll follow), and they're kind of excited, I think. Of course, part of the excitement is simply being on break -- yay!

During the week, I try to follow a similar schedule to the kiddos'. Since I'm having them spend time in reading/writing/math and music, I'll do the same. Maybe I'll actually learn something about the guitar this summer (or maybe I'll just play around on the piano, like I did last summer). I'll definitely use the reading/math/writing time to both read and write (well, let's hope). We'll also be outside for part of each day, playing tennis or basketball or going on a hike. Just like a school day, we stop around 3-ish, and they get 'free' time. ;) It worked pretty well last year, so I'm excited to spend time with them again.

We don't have any weekend plans (yet), though we are heading to Glenwood Springs to visit some caves (E is very excited -- her 'passion' project was on caves) and take a cool hike near there.

So, for any of you who also have charge of kiddos during the summer break, what types of things do you do to keep everyone busy and relatively happy? :)

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beachdog
May. 23rd, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fun/active/educational summer for all ... the kiddos are fortunate to have you! ;o)
robinellen
May. 23rd, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm enjoying them being older...they're fun to hang out with now :)
olmue
May. 24th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
It sounds like you'll have fun this summer. :)

We're basically just trying to cram in as much Yellowstone/Grand Teton/beautiful Idaho in as we can before we have to leave. And uh...moving. But I've also imposed the idea that mornings nobody touches my computer and I write, and afternoons can be parks and friends and going places. We'll see how well that works. The other thing is the cleaning, which was NOT greeted with waves of enthusiasm. Alas, it must still be done!
robinellen
May. 24th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
LOL -- yeah, the kiddos here aren't too thrilled about the cleaning (every Monday) either...and we've flipped our schedule compared to yours (kid-mom stuff in the mornings-early afternoons, mom time in the late afternoon). I do that because I have a hard time stopping once I've started. ;) I hope your Yellowstone/Teton time is amazing! And I continue to hope that just maybe you'll get to stay there (with a decent job, of course). :)
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