My kids FINALLY have their last day of school this Friday - approximately a month later than most school districts.
During the school year, with all three kids gone for almost seven hours a day, I established a (sort of) routine to my days and I'm a little nervous that I'll become a disorganized, cranky mom when "my" daytime hours become "our" daytime hours.
So I created an activity list for the first two weeks of summer vacation (we'll be out of town the third week).
I'm often overly ambitious when I create lists of any sort, so I tried to keep this year's pretty mellow - leaving room for a lot of lazy days at the pool, but still assuring that we all wake up with something to look forward to.
Each activity will be a surprise for the kids - just like the Countdown to Christmas, they'll open a special envelope every morning.
This is my first year trying something like this, so we'll see how it works. Has anyone else succeeded at something similar?
Day 1 (Sat) - Host a sleepover with your cousins
Day 2 (Sun) - Make lemonade (yes, with real lemons because F loves real lemon lemonade)
Day 3 (Mon) - Spend a day at the beach (Flag Ponds)
Day 4 (Tues) - Go to a movie
Day 5 (Wed) - Make popsicles
Day 6 (Thurs) - If you go to an art museum with me (the Hirschhorn), I'll take you to Menchies for ice cream
Day 7 (Fri) - Spend a morning at the zoo OR hiking at Potomac Overlook Park
Day 8 (Sat) - Make ice cream (if Dad can find the ice cream maker :)
Day 9 (Sun) - Family picnic at Rocky Run
Day 10 (Mon) - Tie-Dye t-shirts
Day 11 (Tues) - Watch a movie in the planetarium at the Air & Space museum OR an Imax film at the Natural History Museum
Day 12 (Wed) - Lunch with Dan downtown
Day 13 (Thurs) - Go to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Day 14 (Fri) - Meet Dan after work for a picnic at Hains Point or Yards Park
Day 15 (Sat) - Host a sleepover to say goodbye to your friends
Day 16 (Sun) - Leave for Asheville, NC; give kids the Book of Questions for the car ride