I look at the calendar and I see that this very intense season of swim team with it’s daily practices, (some days have practices and meets) and two meets a week, swim lessons, and tennis lessons will over by the end of July. (Insert noise of a car coming screeching halt)
Oh shit. Now what do we do.
We are still going to be homeschooling but my kids don’t do well when they are not super busy. We are going to have behavioral therapy, PT, and OT just like we do now. We have the pool although they tend to grow weary of it by August although we have only been here to play a few times and Aaron is begging just to play at the pool. We have the Please Touch, Zoo, and Franklin Institute Memberships. The beach is 1.5 hours away. My friend P and I are going to do a child swap. Her son and Ryan want to ride their bikes to Center City and back with me. Aaron has always loved this friend, having spent many a summer day helping her cut things and just hanging out. They will still be going to the sitter on Friday and to the park with their friends.
Still all of this is not enough. When they have less to do they fight more, get into dangerous things like running around with scissors, or playing with the bar b que lighter while I am in the bathroom. I would love to find some low cost programs for them to attend in August but it seems all of those happen in July. Now their days are so full they eat like crazy and have started sleeping in for the first time in their LIVES! This morning I was dragging them out of bed at 8am SCORE! As my nephew says a good day for a kid is when you are putting them to bed they are whining “I am not tired”, and you hear nothing after they hit the bed.
I need ideas to make days like that happen all the way through August.