Monday, May 19, 2008
Summer "To Do"
Summer is fast approaching and I have spent the weekend coming up with a "Summer Plan".
I have informed the neighborhood Moms that our house is "closed" before 10:00 am. I have also created a sign stating that as well, that I am going to post on the door for the first few weeks, until everyone gets it.
Before 10:00 am the following MUST be done:
1. Make bed
2. Eat breakfast
3. Clean room
4. Do one section of "Summer Bridge Books"
5. Practice the piano
I have printed this list out on colorful paper and it will be posted in a central location that they can check off once their things are done.
My kids are always up around 7:00 am, so this is very doable.
At 1o:00 am, they will have tennis and then swimming.
On Fridays, we as a family will attack one of the rooms in the house together--kitchen, the Great room, the mud room, etc. because they don't have tennis or swimming on those days. Those days, the baseboards, the walls--everything will get a thorough cleaning.
For Family Home Evening, we are compiling a list of what the kids want to do for fun this summer like going to the zoo, visiting the Spiral jetty, the aquarium, the Olympic fountain, etc. That list will be posted as well to refer to when the kids say, "Mom, we are bored!"
Today, after attacking the bathrooms, I am going to create a "To Do" list for me that includes things like getting the kids scrapbooks organized, cleaning out the basement, etc. Things that don't make it on my regular "to do" list. So, that is Summer Plan 2008. What are your summer plans?