Monday, May 10, 2010

Wow, have you seen all the choices out there for your kids this summer? There are camps for any and every interest, sport, activity or anything your child might have the slightest inclination to try. There are all day camps, morning only camps, or overnight camps. You can send them to summer school, tutoring or any number of services to help your child in school.

All of these are great. IN MODERATION. But, WOW, you can really get carried away with all these choices, can’t you? Of course, I understand when parents have to work and don’t get a 3 month vacation themselves, these alternatives are fabulous. But when there’s a parent or nanny at home, I have one word for you concerning your child: RELAX! You relax, let them relax, and just spend a relaxing summer with your kids. I tried it last summer and we ended up having a great time. Yes, I enrolled them in a couple of morning camps, just so they could get some energy out, and yes they had to go to the gym with me so I could get my energy out, but otherwise, it was pool time, Lego's, reading, parks, and whatever else we could think of to do together. (Don’t get me wrong, I was still happy when school started again, but in a strange way, I was a bit wistful also!)

Just think about it. Instead of a hectic summer of driving from here to there all day long, all summer long, how about buying a pool pass and just hanging out for 3 months? Hmmm, tempting, isn’t it?

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