Summer is quickly approaching and kids are getting out of school in a few weeks. I, once again, have all these high hopes of organized days with lots of reading, family prayer time, field trips, pool time etc. each and every day. That led me to routines….that led me to “I wonder how Danielle does it …” So, how do you do it? Do you have a set routine in the summer?
Well we certainly do relax things around here in the summertime, but we do wind up falling into a routine of sorts too. I am one of those spoiled wives whose husband has summers off. As a family, we tend to stay up later at night and get up later in the morning. School is limited to reading practice for those who need it, handwriting practice only when I am feeling really mean, and read alouds for their sheer entertainment value.
Prayer times will remain the same, but the chore schedule I posted a few weeks back is going to go out the window. In its place, I’ll come up with one that better suits our family’s needs when we are spending more time outdoors and less time on schoolwork, but I will hold the kids accountable for regular household contributions with laundry, meals, and housekeeping.