Summer Guilt?????

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Registered: 06-20-2006
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: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:04pm
Yep - if my kids stay asleep until 8:00 am I call it "sleeping in." Usually they are up between 6:00-7:00 at the latest, weekends or vacations or whatever.

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:05pm
Both of mine have done summer reading clubs at the library for a few years now. Actually, last year ODS was too old to participate, so he volunteered instead.

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:07pm

Some communities have free programs through the rec center that low income kids can participate in. Day camps have scholarships. Ask the neighbors to watch them. I've known a few parents who put their kids in summer school whether they needed it or not) in order to give them a safe, supervised place to be for part of the day while they were at work.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:10pm
My kids are 9 and 12, and they still do the summer reading program. There is a teen program for kids 12 and older with "cooler" prizes. When you complete the program, you get a free pass to the amusement park, which is a big incentive for my kids (I don't really care for the amusement park, but if they have free passes, I can't really complain).;)
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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:10pm

>> Four wheeling, boating, camping, riding horses, swimming, pool and pond, gardening, football, basketball,scoocer,library, reading,walking, riding bikes, fishing, <<

ALL of these thigns are free??!!?

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:14pm
True :)
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Registered: 03-26-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:15pm
lol!! I was actually thinking of gas to places that are not that close, that would actually cost you money to do things.
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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:16pm

>> " some VBS, some church music camps. " - I will not allow my children to go to a religious based school unless it is done by our own faith. Our Congregation does not have a vacation camp. <<

I will agree with you 100% here, and I think ODS would too.

Some years ago, when ODS was younger, we were having a hard time finding summer day camps that he REALLY liked and wanted to go to. We drove past a church in our neighborhood and I said, jokingly, "Well, if we can't decide on something, you can always go to vacation bible school right here!" He got very serious and said, "Mommy? If you sent me there I would punch the priest in the face and run home."

There was no way I was really going to send him there. If my church or another local one in our denomination had VBS, no problem though.

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:17pm

" some VBS, some church music camps. " - I will not allow my children to go to a religious based school unless it is done by our own faith. Our Congregation does not have a vacation camp. They don't need any more hassle then they already experience in school.

Can I ask why?

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Registered: 04-20-2009
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 4:18pm
I know, but if you are going to "go there" then gas to even close-by places will cost something & not be free.

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