Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A fabulous summer idea for young Moms!

I love this theme idea I found on my friend Natalie's blog today.  
She learned it at a Relief Society meeting recently.

The speaker's main idea is to have themes for each day of the week. 
Natalie said it went something like this: 

Monday: Work Day. Chores, things you'd do on Sat, Teach kids to clean. Then have 
chips at the end and thank them for "chipping in and helping you get things in order."

Tuesday: Water Day. Explore a different pool in the area each week or have water games at home.
Wednesday: Movie Day. Watch old movies. Teach kid's to appreciate musicals. Spread out blankets and have fun vegging. Pop popcorn.
Thursday: Park Day. Explore different parks each week. Invite other kids to go with as long as you can still spend quality time with your own.
Friday: Science Day. Explore museums, plan science experiments. Plant something and track progress.
Saturday: Family Fun Day. Do things as whole family. Chores are out of the way on Monday so you can play. Hike, go to zoo, spend time with dad. 

I wish I had thought of this when my sons were growing up. 
This would help to organize a summer, and give everyone activities to look forward to.   
Otherwise, the days quickly pass and summer is over!

Summer of 1987
My sons with their grandparents!


Lisa said...

What a great post! Love the pic too!

Karen Mortensen said...

What a great idea. I need to do that for myself.

Mama Pea said...

I love this idea! Between vacation Bible school, swim lessons and ballet, we may only have one or two weeks to try it, but it sounds like fun!

Natalie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! What a great, loose schedule to keep the summer fun=) Though chores done on Monday are rarely still done by Saturday for me...so maybe chores morning, family fun afternoon=) Really, what a great idea.

Jill said...

It probably works best for school age kids. I don't know many toddlers who would sit through an old movie. The Natalie who wrote this has a newborn, 1 year old and 2 year old....so I think she is thinking ahead for the future, too.
My toddlers were happiest just making messes.

Sue said...

What a fun idea. I'm going to throw this one my daughter-in-law's way.


Carly said...

Wow, those are the coolest shorts I have ever seen. Broc is lookin good!