Ahhh, summer break has arrived. Longer days, less structure and more family time can be a recipe for bliss….or battles and boredom. So last night at dinner I asked this question: “How can we make this an awesome summer for our family?”
My older daughter said she would like us to play volleyball and spend time at the river. My younger daughter hoped that we would have a lot of “free time.” And my husband wants to go camping several times.
I’m hoping for lots of peaceful time together, simply laughing and enjoying each other’s company.
These responses were a great reminder that even as my kids get older, they still love family time. Fun, low-cost activities easily trump screen time when we prioritize them.
So I made a summer to-do list (volleyball, river, free time, camping) and taped it to the fridge. When the inevitable bouts of boredom and conflict set it, I know exactly what we’ll do.
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