So, summer break is here. How did that happen?? One minute it’s May, and the next… Well. The Boy has two weeks of vacation, just enough time to drive him up a wall. He is spending leisurely, unstructured days at Grammy’s until ESY starts up. ESY this year will consist of him meeting up with his teacher at the local library and doing God knows what school-type things for an hour and a half. And then four weeks out of the summer he will go to a day camp for kids on the spectrum and their siblings, the same one he went to last year, which he grew to love. And then he’ll have two weeks off again in August before starting up again, one of which will be spent visiting with Fantastic Babysitter and her new baby who are coming to visit (and I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY BABY FIX!!!).
And me? I’m not missing the summer break yet. My job can be stressful, but I do not need the break anywhere as much as I did when I was a teacher. Plus I live at the beach, so any time I get too stressed… I don’t want to make you too jealous. ;)
Grammy is being the wonderful grammy that she is, and taking off work a day this week and next to take him somewhere special, maybe the waterpark, maybe a movie to spend some quality Grammy-Boy time with him. And I get off work fairly early so that we can still go do stuff together.
I’ve seen some other great ideas for adding a little structure to the summer:
- This one has a theme-a-day which is great to fit into your schedule when you need it or want it
- These are some great ways to prep your child for the changes in routine, and how to add some structure to the summer
- And this is a comprehensive list of ideas and resources to ensure brains are still engaged in the summer months
I hope you are ready. I feel pretty good about it, at least for The Boy. I hope we still get to spend some family time together, and it doesn’t fly by too fast. It’s still my favorite season.
Let us know what you’ve got planned in the comments!