This mom deserves an award. During the school year, everything is so structured and disciplined. There is little breathing room for you or your children during the school year. The schedules are pretty much set in stone. The times are set when to eat, sleep – almost everything. Now the closer summer gets you start to stress on that, creating new schedules – completely mapping out every activity for the kids and or family before summer is even here. The kids are enrolled in swimming classes, camp has been registered, chores have been assigned, new bedtimes have been made. Wow…I’m already exhaustd just thinking about it. It doesn’t really seem much like a summer “vacation” does it?
This particular mother says…”Unfortunately for my kids, I am not one of those parents. The fliers containing crucial sign-up information for summer sports and other activities got lost amid the 16 tons of crap they brought home on the last day of school. Sure, I want my kids to have an enjoyable break, too. But the beauty of Summer is that it’s a stretch of unscheduled time…Keyword: unscheduled.”
So go ahead and shelf that routine for a few months. Give your children and yourself a break. It will make a great difference in the up coming school year for your kids if they get the break they need. Heck…it’ll be a nice break for you as well. It’s not easy to sticking to all the regiments during the year, let alone during the summer as well. That’s a lot to ask of anyone. As long as they are not running around the house yelling and playing at 1:00 am, give them the opportunity to fall alseep when they are tired. Let them wake up when they want to wake up. Their little bodies know. As the school year gets closer, you can start to gradually ween them back into shape. They may even be totally ready for some structure at that point.
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