Okay. School has been out for nearly 2 weeks now, but I feel like the routine part of summer is just starting. I’m also realizing there basically IS NO CONSISTENT ROUTINE this summer – the consequence of multiple trips and different camps.
But, I am going to try to establish some predictable rhythms nonetheless.
After camp routine: shower or bath, pick up room, do 30 min reading or assigned schoolwork (A/C only; both were sent home with packets from school + a reading list), THEN screen stuff
Bedtime: start @ 7:30 with reading in G’s room. Hard screen stop at that time. Finish with G by ~8:10, then with big kids by ~8:30. (Big kids can stay up and read or draw or build legos or whenever if desired — just in rooms / no devices)
Library: each Saturday when we are in town!
Morning routine: same as usual: up around 4:45, run at around 5:30 to (sort of) beat the heat. I could potentially start a tiny bit later some days depending on Josh’s running schedule since camp start is later than school.
After work routine: dinner with kids (if they can wait long enough and if C doesn’t have 6 pm lacrosse . . . ), piano practice with A & G, spend ~15 min on organizing, then start kid bedtime @ 7:30, finish by 8:30.
Bedtime: skincare, hang out with Josh, read (usually) or watch something (1-2x/week). Sleep by 9:15ish most days (~7.5 hrs sleep).
These are tough! Gone is our regular Saturday gymnastics anchor, and I miss it already. We will have to get outside/do something EARLY in the days because the storms inevitably hit by mid-afternoon, and I want to be cozily house-bound by that point. I will refer to my summer fun list . . .