Summer Guilt?????

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Summer Guilt?????
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Mon, 05-11-2009 - 1:51pm
If you work, do you find that summer's are the worst?

Kat

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:31am
Some teens and middle schoolers, if you let them.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:38am

To me it is just a continuation of the hours from the school year


i guess.


but

 

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Registered: 05-08-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:41am

That makes total sense.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:44am

Yep, it's an overnight camp in the mountains. She did it for the first time last year and loved it. Her friend's mom thinks the girls could be camp counselors there someday (but I'd hate to have dd gone for the whole summer like that). I like your lifeguard idea better.

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:52am

I didn't get up too late when I was a kid so that really didn't matter too much. I did go to day camp even though my mom was a sahm for a couple of years and I think we had to be there by 9am.

My kids are up by 6am-the latest 7/7:30 with my almost 11 yr. old so even if they didn't go to camp, they would still be up that early.

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Registered: 05-08-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:52am

Im sure there are ppl who sit home and vegg all day, i do not think it really has to do with having money,

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:53am
My dd will have to be at school by 7:30 next year (for early activities) but she is an early riser like my son so they have no problem with getting up in the morning.
Even if we stayed home all summer (I will be home for 2 weeks in the summer with them), they would still be up early :(
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:55am

My kids are done school in one week. And for about two weeks, they will laze around all morning, want to eat huge amounts of food, stay up late watching movies, and generally enjoy the downtime. Then they will be bored, miss their friends, and wish they were back in school.

I have lots of stuff planned for them to do, and I love summer because it does allow them to pursue their own interests and their own learning full time without having to please teachers and do homework....well, not much homework, anyway. Both of them have books to read and one paper to write over the summer.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 12:06pm
summer library book clubs rock! :)

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 12:14pm
Maybe for little kids. My kids did those when they were seven or eight, but they quit being interested by fourth grade or so. They do read all summer, particularly the older one. Although the little one is currently reading his way through astronaut and space program personnel biographies. Some of them I am reading too, which is fun.

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