How does your Summer Schedule change?

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How does your Summer Schedule change?
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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 3:18pm

When summer gets here, and your kids are out of school (assuming they are school age), how does your schedule change from what it is now?

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 3:27pm
Peter's schedule is the only one that changes.

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 3:42pm

Jordan (6yo) will go to camp from mid June through mid August.

 

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 3:45pm

Well, our schedule definently changes b/c the kids are home with me, instead of in school.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 3:49pm
Oh, and we also go to the pool a lot on weeknights and weekends, and hit every amusement park we can until the thought of one more ride makes us ill :)

 

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 4:05pm

Nothing much changes. I will continue to take both dd and ds to their dc in the morning, only dd won't ride the van to school. She'll stay at dc. They have a camp type program in the summer ... they go swimming 2x a week, to the library 2x a week, on a field trip once a week and lots of other special things ... cooking, art, programs, etc.


The kids will be spending 2 2-week visits with their dad, so I'll be doing a lot of driving.


My day-to-day routine won't change at all.

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 4:39pm

Part of it has already started....we eat later in the evening as the kids, dh and I are in the backyard until almost dusk.

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 6:42pm
Our schedule this year-dd gets out of school around june 3 I think. Providing she hasnt flunked all her classes (sigh), the plan is that I am going to take the kids to Vegas for a couple days, June 6-9. Then dd and dh will be leaving around the 20th to hike the chilkoot trail in Skagway. Dd and ds both have softball/tball about 4 nights a week too, and that goes till July 3. We drive 4 hrs to my sils for 4th of July, spend the weekend there. Then sometime during the following 2 wks we plan to drive to my grandmothers (300+ miles into the mountains) for a visit. Dh wants to go back to Vancouver in August (thats a BIG maybe, we probably wont!) and dd wants to go to camp, probably also in August or the very end of July. I start school fulltime Aug 30, which coincides BADLY with the seasonal business I run with my brothers (that goes aug 25-sept 4), so I will somehow juggle that. Dh has vacation for 3 wks in August/sept.

Other than that, we are putting up a 6ft wooden fence in our backyard and putting in the back lawn :o)

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 7:07pm
I cut my hours back from 35-40 a week to 25-30 a week. I try to go in early enough to be home by 12:30-1:00.

My kids are 21,19, and 14 (15 this summer) so way past the daycare age.

DD1 and DD2 will be working themselves (DD1 just got a second job today).

DD3 stays up late in the summer so sleeps in until around 11:00. The afternoons are generally spent taxiing her places or keeping an eye on a house full of kids.

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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 7:19pm
Our son will be lifeguarding at the "y", and it is within bike riding distance, so our schedules will not change at all.
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Wed, 05-05-2004 - 1:33pm
Well....our schedule changes because I work far fewer hours in the summer, and the kids, of course, aren't in school. So I try to work a balance between having the kids have a lot of unstructured time to ride bikes and go swimming and stay up late and catch fireflies and all that kind of stuff...and also enough structure to give some shape to their days some days.....so...the older one is going to two different basketball camps for a week each, going on a three-day 100 mile bike ride with our church youth group, going to scout camp for a week, and to church camp for another week. He's going to volunteer at VBS. The younger one will go to scout day camp, YMCA day camp for two weeks, VBS, a half-day one week long basketball camp, and a half-day one week long baseball camp, and a half-day one long week art camp. We're taking two two week family vacations, one to Pennsylvania and the other to southern California.

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