The last day
A few thoughts on the last day of school and summer:
I’m just as excited as they are. It’s the LAST day of school. I remember the anticipation and excitement of looking forward to days and days of well, NO SCHOOL. As a parent, it means the routine is definitely more relaxed as far as homework, bedtimes, and activities go.
I’m thinking of ways to keep the summer slide from happening – we usually pick up workbooks and the kids work on a page or 2 each night in addition to reading new books. Summer school doesn’t work well for working parents as far as scheduling goes. How do you handle combat the summer slide?
And finally, please check to make sure that your kids’ bike helmets fit and are in good condition. My son had a BIG fall off of his bike on Monday night and even with his helmet on got quite a concussion. Despite the long night in the ER and his complaints of not being able to participate in Olympic Day today, I hate to think what would’ve happened if I wasn't so adamant about wearing helmets.
Summer vacation and kids– do you love it or is it a big pain in the neck for you?
Laura Feit is the mother of two. She lives in Walworth County and works full time for Gazlo.com. Laura is a community blogger and her opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.