Today is the last day of school. That means it’s the last day of quiet. But it’s also the first day of being able to sleep in, of not having to make school lunches, of not having scout or school activities, of afternoons at the pool…basically of just taking it easy. I’m a big fan of unstructured time.
I’m not a fan of chaos, however. So I’m going to let the kids decompress for a few days, while I work on some summer systems to implement. Some things I need to address:
- how much tv time is allowed
- a reward/consequence system for complaining, arguing and other poor behavior
- a few planned activities
How do you handle summer? Is it a free-for-all around your house, or do you have a plan?