summertime

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Mon, 05-03-2010 - 1:52pm
For the SAH moms, what do you "do" with your kids all summer, assuming they do not go to any camps?

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Registered: 06-24-2008
In reply to: tmammn
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 4:50pm

No schedule really. With the 2 year olds we already have somewhat of a routine - either gym or park once or twice a week, story time once a week, and "whatever" the rest of the time. Usually the teenagers have some kind of sports activity or short-duration camp (a week here or there of some sort), plus we have a pool, they can just run around outside in general, have playdates here or at a friends, I have some arts/crafts sort of things, sometimes we'll plan to go somewhere for an outing though not every week, and we have one summer vacation. It always seems to fly by.

I can see with ages 3 and 5 it might be good to have more of a plan or structure. I've got younger and older, younger does fine without much structure plus the still nap, and older kind of make their own plans 1/2 the time.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
In reply to: tmammn
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 11:06pm
Sounds like an excellent plan :)

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Registered: 12-07-2003
In reply to: tmammn
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 8:39am
lol. Neither of us is big on planning. The exciting thing last week was that DH took Samantha fishing a couple of times. One of the parks in the neighborhood has a big reservoir with fish. Samantha thought that was pretty neat.
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Registered: 04-12-2004
In reply to: tmammn
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 9:39am

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: tmammn
Sun, 05-09-2010 - 6:54am
our churches do have pre-K VBS ( meaning kids who are ready for K that fall ) but i'm not familiar with littler age programs than taht.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: tmammn
Sun, 05-09-2010 - 6:57am

Back then, they had a bus come around and pick up all the kids.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: tmammn
Sun, 05-09-2010 - 7:07am
that reasoning makes sense.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: tmammn
Sun, 05-09-2010 - 8:50am
We have the rotating stations too for the elemntary kids but a modified system for the toddler, Pre-K and ( classes. The older kids for instance get dropped off in the sanctuary but the youunger ones get drped off in classrooms. The only "stations" the toddlers and PreK go to are music and storytelling, which is actually done with puppets for them and lasts about ten to fifteen minutes as oppoosed to 25 for the older kids. They don't have structured recreation activities but the teachers ususally take them out to the playground if it is nice out. Art/craft kits and snack trays are delivered to their classrooms. The PreK and K kids go up to the sanctuary for closing but the toddllers stay in their classroom for pickup.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: tmammn
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 7:48am

She was mostly a SAHM for me.

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