Summer!It's Summer! You have planned to make this summer the best summer ever. Not like last summer where three weeks in the house was a mess, the kids were whining, and you were begging for school. No this summer you wrote a schedule, you color coded, you are prepared!
I have three children; a nine-year-old, a four-year-old, and a one-year-old. Last summer, for me, was survival mode with a newborn baby. So this year I, too, have shceduled and prepared for a fabulous summer. Here are my ideas, and I hope they can help you, too.
I have Miserable Mondays all year long. Contrary to its pathetic name, I love Miserable Mondays. Miserable Mondays I clean my house top to bottom, stem to stern. I scrub, dust, vaccuum, and have a gorgeous house at the end of a long, exhausting day. It's worth it, because the rest of the week only requires a short amount of light cleaning. Miserable Monday means Terrific Tuesday, Woo-hoo Wednesday, Fabulous Thursday and Friday and a Wonderful Weekend.
Why Monday? Because it starts the week off right. Weekends my husband is home and I would rather spend every minute as a family, instead of cleaning the house.
Breakfast eaten by 7:30, the kitchen is CLOSED at 7:30
Chores done by 8:30
Then we head out for a lovely morning walk before the temperature rises.
9:00 am - School Starts!
12pm - Read!
Then the afternoon is free for family fun!
Monday - Finish cleaning the house & Grocery shopping
Tuesday - Pool Day
Wednesday - Library
Thursday - Friend Day
Friday - Adventure Day - We explore museums, and points of interest near our home
Saturday - Surfing- my husband is teaching the two oldest children
Every month we have party days
June - Camp Day
July - Art Day
August - Water Day
Drama Week - Last week of Summer Vacation - Every afternoon friends are coming over to practice and put on a play for parents.
This is my Summer Schedule. What does yours look like? I'll be going into detail on each part of my schedule each day, but right now I'm late going on that morning walk...