This week I am planning summer vacation for the kids. Some camps are already full! So, here's how I do it.
First, I take a piece of paper and make a calendar that comprises the ENTIRE summer on one sheet of paper. I have been doing this for years and decided this year to make it pretty and a printable.
Then, I number the days of the months using a different colored pen for each month.
Having this master calendar helps me see how evenly the activities are spaced out, where our annual trip to the beach falls and where we have long stretches of non activity.
I have tried to be the camp counselor type of mom who plans fun activities for the the kids everyday...
Um yeah - that's never happened. But we do have routines in place. Every night, I take my daughter up to the pool to swim for an hour so hubby can get dinner going and relax.
But for our family, the best way to have a routine is to sign the kids up for a camp or program.
Honestly, I could have planned summer a few weeks ago, but these camps want deposits and um, our tax return wasn't here yet. :) So tonight, I am planning our summer and filling out a bazillion online forms.
So, what about you? Do you have a plan for your kids this summer?