So, here is my plan for our fun summer: Summer Flippers!
I'll go through them and explain a bit.
Before 10:00- During the school year this flipper says before 9:00. It refers to a list of things to be done by 9:00. But we are all sleeping a bit later in the summer so I moved the time. Things to be done by 10:00 include Reading Bible, Making Bed, Cleaning Body, Praying, Morning Chore, and Resetting Flippers.
Piano- We keep lessons going in the summer so they need to practice.
Outside 15 minutes- This is a minimum of course, but it's to make sure that no matter the weather, the kids are outside every day.
Greek Tues and Thurs- Taking the summer off of Greek would set them back a good bit. So we do it two days per week.
Read to a younger sibling for 15 minutes-self explanatory.
Read 30 minutes- I still want them making time to read during the summer. Most of them read a LOT more than this.
Fun Activity- This is something they come up with. We have tons of books with ideas for fun things. I just want them to make time to do something that they enjoy.
Watch Olivia for 20 minutes- This gives me EIGHTY minutes of time knowing that Olivia is safe and being loved on. This is in addition to a little bit of time in the pack and play with toys, and blanket time near me. This is really helpful because she likes to climb :0).
Jurisdiction 5:00 and Before Bed- This is a part of the house that this child is responsible for. They pick it up all the way at 5:00 and then do a quick pick up again just before bed.
Hug your Mom and Dad- This will be helpful for me. I can get so busy doing all the work around here, but I want to make sure to give them eye contact, and loving physical touch. Looking forward to this one!
Play with Marley- Marley is our dog and he needs some run around time with the boys. Making it a flipper ensures that they don't forget about him!
When I told the boys that I made some summer flippers they were happy and excited! I think they like feeling some control over their day and having some things to focus on.
Enjoy your summer break!