Summer vacation is upon us! I have three weeks off every summer. (I technically get two weeks off, but I always save almost all my sick days for an extra week).
I feel like my boys' interests are changing as they grow. We can't just repeat all the things we did last summer. Additionally, I'm rethinking how we use our time together. Last year, I worked from 7am-10am while Matt watched them, we went on an adventure from 10am-12pm, then we cooked lunch at home and cleaned up, then we had an hour of quiet time in separate rooms, and then we either went to someone's house or had people come over.
Although that schedule was a lot of fun and helped the days go by quickly, it didn't have the kind of open-ended play I want for my boys. I want them to build forts and look for bugs and invent things. So this year I think we will only do one big thing a day: either an adventure or a playdate, not both.
I'm also trying to think about what kind of family we are. What do I do when I have free time in front of my boys? I want to cross-stitch germs, work on LSAT logic problems for fun, read real books, and do some pottery.
We'll be going on a road trip from Austin to Dallas to Hot Spring, AK, to Memphis to Marion to Terre Haute to Indianapolis. If you live in any of those places and want to get together, let me know!