When a writer has a book due the same day her daughter goes back to school in August, it’s time to get creative about the summer schedule.
Last summer, my husband and I found a great latchkey program for Little Miss R. She’s a very outgoing kid, and she loved what was basically an endless PE class with dozens of other children. (I was very different at her age.) This year, that program filled up within a few hours of opening enrollment, so we’ve had to get creative.
Summer camps at the Y? Check. Public science camps? Ok. A few art classes? Add those in. And some time with the grandparents? We can do that too. Every week this summer will be a little bit different. To Little Miss R, this is more amazing than ever. To control-freak me…well, let’s just say I’ve made a biiiiig calendar for the summer.
If you have school-aged kids, how do you keep them occupied during the summer—especially if you need to keep to a work schedule? I’d love any and all tips you could share!