Summer has been a much needed and anticipated break from school work. Oh to wake up and not have to make the kids get started on their math has been so refreshing. I do, however, keep them reading. We have joined three different library reading clubs as well as the clubs from retail bookstores. They are still learning, but just don’t know it! Shh!
Besides the reading programs, we go swimming at least once a week and plan an outing with my sister and nephew once a week. It may not sound like much but it is keeping me busy.
When we are home my objective has been to teach my children to help with the cleaning. I am hoping to build strong habits this summer that will continue when we begin the next school year. This is one thing that I really let slide last year. I was doing all the house work on my own, and I just couldn’t keep up. Now, a month into the summer, I notice a huge difference. I heard my daughter tell her sister, “Don’t make smudges on the window. I just cleaned that.” They are starting to take ownership of some of these responsibilities, and we are all benefiting!
(I’ve kind of dropped the ball with the cooking lessons with my daughter this last month. I’m hoping to get back to it in July!)
Our activities are a welcome change, but I have noticed a significant decrease in my time at home, not that I’m complaining! As a result I have had to cut down on the time I’ve spent on my blogging activities. So if you are one of my bloggy friends and have noticed a decrease in my visits to your blog know that I’m spending more time out and about with my family, but I haven’t forgotten you! I do try to make as many visits as possible when I get the chance! I so, so appreciate all of your encouraging comments.
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