Mr. Geeky and I were just discussing how to organize our kids this summer. Geeky Boy is going to one camp. Geeky Girl isn’t going to any, so we have long days ahead of us. Though we want them to have relaxing summers, we also don’t want them to totally veg out. Mr. Geeky and I both have work to get done, and my personal plan is to work in the mornings and take the afternoons off. A few summers ago, perhaps when I was still working on my dissertation, that’s exactly what I did, and it worked well. I spent a focused 3 or 4 hours in the morning working, and then could relax guilt free in the afternoons.
We want the kids to do the same thing. Both have summer reading to do. We’d like them to do some other academic-like work. We’d even be open to them playing music and other non-computer-like activity. So we’ll figure out a plan and see what we all come up with. What do you all do with your long summer days?