a SUMMER SABBATICAL.
I will probably continue to post about our Date Nights, but for the most part I'll be doing the following:
AM - groceries, library
PM - science project
AM - pool
PM - neighbor's day camp
AM - themed outing
PM - Little Prince art class, "home date" with Sunshine, possibly a movie afterward
AM - playdates
PM - home craft projects
AM - summer movies at the theater (ten movies for six bucks!)
PM - get a babysitter for the two little ones while they're taking their naps, and have a date with the two older ones
We also have daily time blocked out for reading, math and boredom. I'm a big believer in unstructured time. How will they learn to creatively fill their time if they don't have any time to fill?
And following last year's "Surviving Summer," we have weekly themes. Every theme will include a craft, an activity, a recipe, an outing, and a service project. The kids helped me select themes for this year. We've got:
I'm still available through email (and I'd be happy to email you my list of the fun things we're doing), and I'm sure I'll float around the blogosphere occasionally. But in the meantime, just know I haven't died or anything. I'm just hangin' with these guys.
Have a great summer, and see you in August!