Thursday, May 6, 2010

Schedules – They Make Me Happy! – Summer Edition

As warm weather becomes the rule and we're packing away the coats, most of us have our eyes focused on the freedom of the summer break. Surely there are many fond memories of the lazy days of summer we all spent writing letters to our school friends, finding ways to get together, planning the tons of fun we were in for on the family vacation and the list continues. By the time fall is beginning to signal its arrival, we are yearning for the structure and discipline of our old routines. They make us feel productive and give us boundaries.
    In my opinion, it is just as helpful to have a summer schedule in place so that we don't get so far off track that we struggle trying to get back into a groove when the time comes. So, I have come with a plan for our family for the summer. There is lots of space for flexibility or just throwing the whole thing out the window – once in a while! It will give us a few boundaries and we are sure to at least work the few projects that we have planned into our summer vacation. There is a week of travel planned, plenty of trips to the pool, playdates, VBS, and other things going on. But for the days at home, this is a rough idea of what works for us.

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