School starts early here in Colorado. Like August, early. Although this particular academic year, school started a week earlier then normal. But of course there was a big huff and the schedule has changed back, a bonus this particular summer for my daughter. Now she's out of school and gets to go back to school a week later. Growing up I always started school the Tuesday after Labor Day in September. After fifteen years here in Colorado, I still feel like school in August is strange.
But now it's summer. And I haven't made any camp or class plans. Eek.
For the first time ever, I didn't want to feel constrained by camp plans. Granted my daughter is only five, but we have a wide variety of camp options from performing arts to sports to academic camps. There is a part of me that just wants to go with the flow. Anyone want to take bets as to exactly how long this philosophy is going to rear it's ugly head? Sj needs something to keep her occupied during the week, even if it's just a few hours. She needs the socializing, the creativity. It will work out.
In the mean time, I've been busy with the girls doing a craft every morning. I go on line after bedtime and pick out an activity for us to do the following day. This week it was a water activity (yeah pouring and spilling!) and Oobleck. Making Oobleck always takes me back to my teaching days. I enjoy it just as much as the girls. Well except for the washing the floors for the second time in 24 hours. The corn starch tends to make a mess.
Have fun and make some "USHY-GUSHY", if you do make it an outdoor activity. That way everyone will enjoy it. Happy summer....