I had the boys signed up for a variety of things: swim lessons, the library program, gymnastics, soccer and halau. Also there were plans to go to Thanksgiving Point several times, and a playdate group. A friend said I had a crazy summer planned. I didn't think so.
A few days later, Jake and I reassessed our summer budget, and determined that we just didn't have enough for everything and it would be best if we spent as little as possible. Once we had made the decision, I felt like a previously unnoticed burden was lifted. I cleared my calendar of everything, but the free library program, the playdate group, and the swimming lessons I already paid for. It was at that point, that I realized my friend was right. I was CRAZY for planning so much.
Here's the simplified plan:
The daily plan -
Spelling words - 15 minutes
Workbooks - 15 minutes
Dance Practice - 15 minutes
Cleaning time - 15 minutes
Throughout the day
One on one time - 1 hour
I spend an hour with each boy doing what they want to do: playing card or video games (if they haven't used their Screen time yet), reading, coloring, sewing, etc. . .
Activity time - 1 hour
Free Play Time - it's pretty flexible.
Reading time - 30 minutes in the evening.