All of a sudden, you have some free time. The endless hours of childcare don’t exist right now because the kids have left for sleepaway camp. You have a list of projects you are thinking about tackling while they are gone. But, you just can’t seem to step away from the computer. Of course, the camps post endless pictures of the kids at play and you MUST make sure that you see the pictures “hot off the presses” — so to speak. And if you don’t see your child each day, in some new activity with a smile on their face, you have to call the camp and ask if he/she is alive, happy, hurt, sad, or who knows what.
Imagine how the kids feel. During the summer, they are supposedly trying to get away from anything electronic. Their cell phones have been extricated, they no longer get email, they have to write letters using paper and pencil (they have forgotten how to use them), and some photographer is constantly in their face to appease mom in front of the computer at home. UGH!!!
I most certainly was guilty of the same, but was able to eventually pry myself away from the computer and found so many great things to do with that wonderful extra time during the summer. So what to do with that extra time??
I am so curious to find out what activities are on your list. Just click here and share your plans!!
So just remember, while your kids are ducking the photographer because it makes it harder to sink that basket, or hit an awesome serve, or make the napkin holder for you, or practice for the play during visiting day, practice what you are preaching to the kids.
Go live… Unplug… Strive for independence…. Learn new things…. Make new friends…. Enjoy!!