Monday is Runday - This is our weekly day to run errands all over the place. So, over the weekend I sit down and make out my lists - grocery list, Costco list, or drugstore lists -this is also the time I plan my menu for the next two weeks....ummm, we'll go over that organizing at another time!
Tuesday is cleaning and laundry day - my least favorite day, but nonetheless a necessary day each week! I have a cleaning list that I go through - which again I will post another time. Most of it I tackle. Sometimes I don't get it all done, and you know what? I just let it go to get done the following week. This is also the day to get all the sheets on all the beds washed and cleaned - I only have one set for our master bed since they are so pricey. The kids enjoy getting to pull all the sheets off their beds - and Mom makes the beds this day (a real treat for them)!
Wednesday is Whatever day - This is our midweek day where we have nothing really planned at all. The kids can play outside, go to friends' houses (although that option is open most days), play together inside, watch a movie, read a book, ride their bikes....it's a fun day of spontaneouty. We might even decide to head to the movies, go get ice cream, Mom might work in the yard, or just do a small project!
Thursday is Backyard Thursday - This is a special day for my kids. Every summer we open our backyard up each Thursday morning and invite Moms and kids over to use our backyard. This is our ministry to our church friends and an opportunity to invite neighbors to come over, too. We moms love to sit under the large avocado trees, in the shade, and chat while the kids are on our large driveway writing with chalk, playing school, riding scooters, playing basketball, climbing the fort, swinging on the swings or playing in the playhouse! My kids set everything up, organize the toys before the kids come, and even help teach the new ones the rules - yep, we have rules posted around our yard!
Last we have FUN Fridays - This will be our weekly day to venture out and have a lot of fun - the zoo, the beach, bowling, Magic Mountain, or something more fun than just the library or the grocery store! We're still open for more ideas....so if you have some, feel free to give your input for our Fun Fridays!
Last summer was filled with therapy appointments three days a week, an hour away. It was no fun, but we made the most of it with visits to their cousins' house that was a short drive from the therapist office. I'm not saying you have to have your days named in the summer, but what a fun way my kids get to remember their young summer days. They both have swim lesson each morning for six weeks of the summer. They are also expected to do a certain amount of chores and reading each day, with a limit on Wii and TV use - of course, my kids get to "earn" extra time by reading more. But, I'm hoping this helps to keep the bickering at bay and the "I'm bored" out of their vocabulary. Which, by the way, I will be making an "I'm bored" list/jar of things to do if they come up to Mom and even say those words!
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