Monday, May 21, 2012

summer survival

School is out this week. Hooray! But as much as I am looking forward to summer break, I am kind of dreading it, too. It means long, hot days stuck inside. So, I came up with a plan. It's called "how to survive the summer". I feel better already.

Mostly, it consists of doing one job + one fun thing every morning. Jobs: playing the piano, general housework, playing with younger siblings, etc. Fun things: a trip to the library, a sewing lesson, baking, or having a friend over. (We like to keep things low-key around here.)

Then we'll eat lunch, have quiet time (naps for the little ones, reading for the big ones), and hopefully find a pool to crash until dinner.

That's my plan. Nothing fancy, we can still stay in our pjs all day if we want, and it's totally open to alteration at any moment.

There are quite a few projects I'd like to do around the house, too. So those should keep us busy.

What do you do to survive the summer?


  1. We still have three more weeks, but I'm all over that plan!

  2. We live in Oregon, so for us it's "Survive Fall, Winter, and Spring" since it rains 9 months out of the year. Summer is our total WOOHOO time and we're outside as much as possible since it's usually only in the 70's or 80's. In the Winter we find as many indoor play places as we can (there are a lot here in rainyville) and we do a lot of crafts. It's hard work to keep kids entertained indoors sometimes.

  3. Love the plan. I love low key :)

  4. So glad to have read this. I always feel self-conscious when I'm asked what our plans are for the summer, like I should have a long list of camps and classes set up for them. So glad to hear that some people still do the simple things.

  5. we're doing swim team and swim lessons in the morning and then adopting your stuff for the afternoon. my kids have never been good at quiet time. now that cohen can read, he'll be doing that alone while i read to jace and gavin naps. hopefully. :)

  6. I don't read blogs often enough. I am ALWAYS uplifted and inspired and happy when I ready yours. Thank you!

  7. Sounds like a great plan. We have a pool. Your welcome to come over... Although we live in Ontario.


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