We're a week into our summer break. I've been working at the computer almost 24/7, and my children have been entertaining themselves…well, almost.
I personally have more time on my hands now that I don't teach piano any longer (which is why I've been working so much), but I really, really don't like so much unstructured time. Call me crazy, but having so much 'free time' is just completely unsettling to me.
To be honest, I'm fairly adept at planning things out during the school year, but I'm a total failure when it comes to extended breaks.
I'm in desperate need of a schedule!
At least next week we have activities at church each morning, so that will give us some structure, but I really need to plan out things to do with the kids each day. Unfortunately, I'm extremely uncreative right now.
One thing I have had the kids do in previous breaks is to read daily, usually something for pleasure. But I've been extremely lax in this lately, and so far the kids haven't read much of anything this summer. #homeschoolingmomfail
That's not to say they haven't been productive at all. Both Jaden and Jerah have been writing more of their stories on their netbooks; we've been doing P90X each night and reading through Proverbs as a family; and Joely has been making make-believe hand grenades. Yes, hand grenades.
So it's not like we're doing nothing. I just feel like our time during the day is so haphazard. I'm desperate to plan something. Not necessarily something to do outside the house, but just something to do with the kids.