Considering the hustle and bustle of the school year and the COLD we’ve experienced this winter, planning summer activities will be fun!. Begin your family meeting with prayer, asking the Lord to guide you in your plans. End the meeting with a fun dessert you typically serve in the summertime. Keep in mind, Mom and Dad; you are the “keepers of the calendar”.
At a family meeting this spring, check out these questions to get started on summer plans.
- Will we be going on a family vacation this summer? If so, when, where, and for how long?
- Are there any other family plans for June, July, and August that need to be taken into consideration? (Weekends with the extended family, weddings, reunions, etc.)
- Are there activities that are mandatory from a parent’s point of view? (Vacation Bible School and swimming lessons qualified for the Danielson kids.)
- What one activity does each child REALLY want to participate in during the summer?
- Will transportation issues and carpooling need to be discussed?
- Will the schedule allow for family time?
- What would a “pie-in-the-sky” family fun day be for you? (Have each family member answer this one.)
Mom and Dad, if life seems to be getting too busy for your crew, pull the plug on the number of activities. Too much of a good thing can be too much. Plan to enjoy every moment of summertime!
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