Yeah, so I had a really boring weekend. Gloriously, perfectly boring. We didn’t have to be anywhere or do anything and it was perfect. We watched movies as a family, ate together, relaxed together, and it was wonderfully boring. The rain was a nice excuse to stay inside not “have” to get out and keep the kids busy.
It also made us realize how little time is left to summer vacation. The girls are excited about the new school year… new grade levels, new teachers, and for my eldest an entirely new school. There’s little time left for the girls to finish their summer work packets for reading and math. I haven’t really pushed them hard on them this summer like I have in the past. I wanted them to have a relaxing, boring summer. I’ve posted in the past about how I disagree with assigning summer homework that’s mandatory. That hasn’t really changed. The problem with such a relaxed attitude is that I end up making the kids rush with some of the work. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve worked on bits and pieces throughout the summer but there’s still a bit to do.
I have to get the girls to the library, but I keep procrastinating. We owe some fees thanks to lost books (recently found and returned, but still resulting in hefty fees) and we’re out of checks at the moment. Of course there are bills that have to come first. I suppose I should just have the girls do their reading right there at the library, which I think we’ll just do a couple of days this week and get the reading packets finished off. I’ll even bring the math packets to complete.
That will be me being a responsible parent. ::sigh:: How boring. 🙂