The planning and packing are complete. School has ended and now the waiting begins…. for many. So many camps and teen programs start right after Father’s Day.
So, what do you do from now until then? If you planned well, the kids are either doing pre-summer programs like day camps or “mommy” camp or your teens are sleeping in and happy to do a little down time. You may have even planned a family trip for pre-camp weeks. I am loving the pictures I see on Facebook of all the activities — from the Islands to Europe to up in Canada to stay-cations — we do live in Paradise!
Now, if you did not plan well for this time, you have extra humans in the house ALL THE TIME!! If you are both working parents, you may have a caregiver in the house for the full day and I’m sure you are coming home to slight chaos. If you are at home with the kids, then you are either having a great time meeting other friends and their kids for some low key activities OR you are spending plenty of money on activities to keep the kids busy.
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK!! When are they leaving for camp????
The kids want to leave and you are happy too. And that is what it is supposed to be like. You are not getting rid of your kids. You are exposing them to learning ne wthings, meeting new people and growing independently.
Now, what about you? What will you be doing this summer with the extra time you have while the kids are away? Yes, yes, the closet cleaning is always top of the list. But what else? What is your passion? What are your dreams? Are you traveling? Will you spend time reacquainting with your spouse?
Share your plans and your ideas. You never know who you will inspire or who will inspire you!!