Summer is here and to be truthful, I get a little anxiety about it. ( although, my kids are now teens yet camps and such might not be in the plans, but keeping them busy most definitely is).
With kids out of school, boredom hits fast … if I don’t plan a few things.
HOWEVER, I do like a little boredom, is not a bad thing, in fact, I think it is very healthy; it stimulates imagination and creativity.
For my own sanity, I need to plan because the next thing I know, it’s back to school time and our family has done nothing.
In the past, I’d look at a few camps and enroll the girls into one that they show interested in. And then we all sit down and create a summer bucket list; top 10 things to do this summer.
Kids love this!
Every year they’d surprise me with their list: Pearl would write down her top movie choices and Merrin, who is older, would ask for more independence.
A few summers, I went big with Merrin. We have lived in Hawaii for a long time and while it has been great, it is very sheltering for teens – with not many opportunities. One summer Merrin traveled to British Columbia, all by herself. Yes, traveling alone at 15 might not be a big deal, but going through customs and immigration plus a plane connection is. She did great and will be very empowered by it. She spent 5 weeks with my sisters and all of her cousins plus working at a top equestrian stable. It was an empowering summer for her.
How do you plan your summer?
Do you do it alone or with your husband?
If you work, do you take your holidays at this time?
Below are a few past blog posts that might peak your interest and if you have not received my PDF ebook on, “creating a natural pharmacy,” please grab it here– it could come in handy this summer!
Summer Blog Posts