Let me just clarify that by “Surviving the Summer,” I don’t exactly mean the summer heat or sunburn. I actually mean summer boredom, which apparently a lot of kids go through. It was something I don’t really remember experiencing when I was a kid, but then again I had two siblings to waste time with. My little boy, on the other hand, being an only child, is often bursting with unused energy and unsure exactly what to do with it. This is my first summer at home as a WAHM, so I am relatively new to the idea of keeping the kid entertained sans his regular school schedule, homework and outdoor play with classmates.
It’s been about three weeks since the end of the school year. So far, we’ve had quite a number of activities, with the holy week and Easter holidays, our short and unexpected visit to the hospital, visits to Fishville, etc, etc, etc. But to be honest, I’ve pretty much run out of ideas for the coming weeks, and we still have about two months of vacation left! I was planning on enrolling Little MrC in soccer camp, but since he is still recovering from his infection, and on home treatment, he won’t make it to the start of the classes. I figure I’ll just enroll him in soccer next summer, and have him take swim classes this year. But that’s not happening until mid-May. So there, I still have about a month’s worth of kid-friendly fun to plan.