It is what it is.
Camp: Each kid is doing 5 weeks of camp total. For the big kids, 3 of those weeks are Monday-Friday local sleep away (home on weekends with a pile o’ laundry, lol). All of the other weeks are specialty camps: gymnastics (A, G), soccer (C), and dance (G). None of the camp will be at the kids’ school this year – we thought it would be more fun for them to have a change of scenery.
Travel: 2 short trips + 1 long trip. These trips are why the kids will only do 5 weeks of camp when obviously the summer break is much longer than that!
Activities: At a time of year when things seem like they should be winding down (there are 4 days left of school after today!), C is just starting 2 sports (lacrosse + basketball), plus his soccer season starts in early August. And A & G are both doing piano — restarting in A’s case and continuing from her school lessons for G. Josh is fully responsible for the dual sports for C (I was kind of overwhelmed and wanted to stick with one) but he does do a high proportion of the sports practice shuttling/spectating/later driving so I will give him credit there.
We will get a break from dance and gymnastics classes, apart from camp.
Mommy days. 1:1 days on the calendar for each kid! They are already planning out what they want to do . . .
Training: Marathon training will continue. I used to say I never wanted to train through a FL summer. I guess this will be my chance to see what it is like. It basically never gets to 100F or anything, but there are days when the low is >80F (and STICKY) so some of my runs will just have to happen under toasty conditions. (My local running readers – Jacksonville December marathon now open for registration!)
- Saturday library – continue!
- Trips to the pool on weekends.
- Screen time in moderation (when the weather is garbage — as it will be many afternoons — it will be nice to incorporate some screen time again for the kids. Just need to make sure everyone can stick to the in moderation part. Personally I will likely be curling up with juicy summer reading novels and enjoying naps with a thunderstorm soundtrack. And maybe a few jetpens videos.)
I’m looking forward to the minor changes in rhythm + energy and trying not to dread our worst weather season toooooo much. Let’s hope for a slow hurricane year!
Lots of those coming up! A and I got sushi last night to celebrate the end of gymnastics: