Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Summer survival plan.
So school got out.
YAY. Because I have been totally this mom.
Then again, I'm also this mom who is freaking out at the sheer number of children that I need to entertain for days and days and days.
I ate a lot of feelings worth of Cheetos today. A lot a lot.
I have wanted summer more than anything, and now that it is here I sort of can't breathe. We have little on the calendar that we had last summer (adios to most of the camps/vbs/vacations) just blank square after blank square.
Blank squares are a little scary to this accustomed to being very busy family.
Last summer we had a loose daily schedule for the days that we were home, and it worked very well for my needs-to-know-everything-in-advance child, as well as my needs-to-ask-me-all-day-long-what-is-next child. This summer a schedule is mandatory. For their security and for my sanity. We also needed a weekly activity schedule to better navigate the blank squares.
Puddle Jumpers for cheap, got gas, and brought everyone home alive) and have a feeling that ten thousand times a day I will be pointing them to the schedule. Somehow though, sending them to the schedule is much better than having to say no to their requests. Less saying no means less drama. Less drama means less Cheeto eating.
Lets see how it goes. Lets see if I can breathe tomorrow.
In case you are going a little crazy and this sort of schedule might help your family's sanity, I made blank versions that you can download here.
They are sized as 11x14 and the text can easily be added in PicMonkey, or throw it in a frame or laminate it and use a dry erase marker to make it changeable, or heck, just go with a sharpie.
Whatever is less stressful for you.