Well, it's down to 3 1/2 days until school will be out for the summer. I find myself, not dreading the kids being home, but rather stumped as to what we are going to do? I can admit that for the first week or so, we will enjoy sleeping in and having no schedule. But unfortunately in a home of 13 people after about a week or so, my kids get antsy. They get bored quickly. I think it must be because they are being raised in such a fast paced society these days. I am thanking the Lord that our summer pool membership was re-instated after we thought it would not re-open. Whew!! We will have lots of time to swim and enjoy friends at the pool, but other than that, "I ain't got nothin'!" Not that I won't get inspired and think of lots of fun things to do to fill our days, but I am just not there yet.
We do have the kids registered for two weeks of summer camp, a trip to the beach, driver's ed, drama camp, ballet class, football camp, and of course the summer reading program, but I want my kids to just enjoy being home. Unfortunately I discovered early on into this ministry that my kids NEED, CRAVE, and MUST have a schedule, my theory is that it stems from days of chaos at an early age. We have less discipline problems when we stay busy as well. It's the days of just go find something to play with or play outside, that they get themselves into arguments and lots of trouble.
So. . . the clock is ticking and I need lots of inspiration, so ANY IDEAS?