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With summer fast approaching, it’s time for the end of school and for summer plans to begin. Many parents get bogged down by the summer. At first it’s great — a time for sleeping in and avoiding the day-to-day school routine that becomes monotonous of making school lunch, getting to the bus on time, and picking kids up at the end of the day.
It’s nice to have a break. The problem is that soon having the kids home all day becomes overwhelming. So what can you do? Try creating some summer traditions that keep the kids busy and happy and keep your house from being destroyed.
The first things to look for are some local activities. The best are ones that can be repeated over and over without your kids getting too bored. These could be things like zoos, water parks, amusement parks, museums, a local pool, and more. Where possible, look into buying season passes. These will typically save a lot of money, especially if you buy them before the season begins — around April.
Vacations and Trips
Another tradition that you can start with your family is taking trips that are further away. One of the best locations is a lake that isn’t too far away — probably one that takes only two to six hours to drive to — and rent a cabin. This could be something you do every summer whether for only a week or for a month or more.
What’s great about these activities is it’s a way for the family to bond while having a lot of fun.