When I’m drained, it’s hard to remember what fills me up. Are you the same way? Sure, scrolling on our screens and eating junk food seem like “me time”, but they don’t really fill us up.
The best thing you can do for yourself and your kids this summer is to have fun things planned for you to do together and separately. If everything else falls apart, at least you will have made some wonderful fun-filled memories to look back on!
There are all kinds of day camps you can sign the kids up for including ones revolving around sports, church, writing, reading, camping, crafts, debate, etc. It just depends on your budget, your child’s interests, and the amount of time you want to spend in the car driving them to and from all these fun things.
Make sure you ask your children what they want to do. Don’t assume they want to just relax at home for a solid week or that they want an activity planned every single day. Just because your BFF is doing it with her kids, does not mean your kids will want to as well. Don’t let them become complete slugs all summer or wear themselves and you out by being gone all the time. If you’re not sure how to find that balance, I am going to include sample daily schedules in another post in this #summersanity series.
It’s fun to start with a bucket list of things you would all like to do over the summer. This could include big things like a trip to the beach and little things like a weekly picnic at the park. We like to visit a different park each week to keep it interesting, but I grew up in a small town with only one park. It never got boring to me as a kid because I didn’t know anything different.
After you have your bucket list, you can add things like vacation Bible school, visits to the grandparents, and family vacation that you do every summer.
Tomorrow’s blog post is all about feeding all those adorable little people!