Our second week of summer has been great- I really enjoy having my kids home during the day.
It is nice having the option to plan whatever and do it whenever we want.
And not having homework each weeknight is pretty much icing on the cake.
But I kind of have a love/hate relationship with lazy summer days-
I love sleeping in, I love lounging in my pajamas, and I love not having a school schedule to stick to…
but I hate wasting a day being unproductive, I hate how messy my house gets when we’re home all day, I hate kids who fight over silly things and I cannot stand it when they ask to eat every 20 minutes just because they are bored!
Luckily, I’ve planned ahead and I have come up with some simple solutions. I call them “Sanity Savers” and I’m going to share them with you right here on Somewhat Simple!
As an introduction to this series, I wanted to start with a quick highlight of a couple past summer sanity savers, just in case you missed these ideas:
The “Mom, I’m Bored” Jar is one of the most popular posts on Somewhat Simple. Simply decorate a jar and fill it with activities for the kids to do when they need some entertainment. Free printable download of activities available on this post HERE.
Set a Summer Schedule with different themes for each day of the week- “Make Something Monday, Thoughtful Thursday” etc. This will give variety to you summer days and give your kids something to look forward to.
Stay tuned next Monday for a few NEW ideas I have, including a snack system and a chore chart command center that has been working fabulous for us here!!!