I made it through my first week of summer vacation. It wasn’t easy, but gave me a better idea of what to expect for the rest of the summer.
The biggest challenges are my limited ability to take on freelance work while managing both of the kids on a daily basis, keeping Q socially engaged with other children his age, a lack of freedom/personal time for my own personal activities (such as exercise), and finding the balance between chores, playtime, errands, and structured activities that works for us.
Next week, both the kids have day camps which I have carefully balanced the drop off and pick up schedules for to manage since they are an hour apart. Q really needs the social interaction with more kids, so I’m looking forward to it for his sake. Also, since M has his camp for three days of the week, I’ll be able to get some more work and errands done (and get some walking in) hopefully.