After having done a few "summer breaks" since when my older kids started school, I have come to find I have a certain style. A style much like my overall parenting style---Try not to stress myself out, cause then I get in mean mom mode. There are lovely ideas, projects, and creative things to do with your kids, and sometimes I do them. But I have found I can't pressure or guilt myself into doing them. I hate to be controlled, even if it is by a plan of my own making :).
So, rather than make a list of things to accomplish this summer, or a strict daily schedule, I have found my zen in letting our days take us where they will. I'm surprised how many creative and fun things we have done as a result. They've been the kids' ideas rather than mine and don't involve a criminal amount of work on my part, which, as I said earlier, puts me into mean mom mode. "Mean mom mode" kind of defeats the point of the lazy days of summer, in my opinion.
Anyway, now that I have justified myself, I'll share my plan. We're gonna have a summer bucket list, ohyeswewill....it'll just be made after doing rather than before. I'll keep track of it here so that in true blog form I can brag and you can envy my supercreative mom abilities, but the bonus will be that I won't have to do all that planning and stressing to make sure we do things. Win, win, right?