- Insist on a mid day reading time/siesta. It does a lot of good to make the kids take a little break from their friendsies and CHILL OUT for awhile.
- While at it, let everyone know with a handy sign on the door that reads something like this "Quiet Time in session" (or for the non readers a frowny face) to keep the every ten minute doorbell interruptions at bay. There is something about the dinging and knocking that makes everyone leap up from their otherwise restful activities and run to the door as if there's going to be a pot of free candy on the doorstep.
- Explore Nature. This is the cheapest, easiest, way to gobble up lazy summer days and turn them into learning adventures that will be sure to have them pooped out tired for bed.
Today we tried just that! Here we are...in Hawaii... or at least the spray from the waterfall made it feel that way.
We invited some neighbors to join us. See what we found along the trail? Yes, a cozy rustic cabin. I think it has potential.
Actually getting down to the waterfall pool was pretty treacherous but we did it and it made us feel like superheroes.