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Last day of school is next Thursday and I'm dreading it...

I've already told my 16 year old daughter to find a part-time job and my 14 year old son he has to volunteer at least twice a week. Other than that they have no interest in summer school or park district activities. I envision the whole summer ahead of me filled with nonstop arguing and bickering....

Do you guys have anything in mind that will keep them busy and me sane?

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Asked by benjamink at 9:09 AM on May. 20, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Rewards at the end of the summer (going to see a movie of their choice or they get to pick a restaurant you go as a family) for books they have read and "reports" they wrote on the books... Reports being a strong word, some sort of summary that you know they have actually read the book!

    That is all I can think of. I'm lucky, my kids are still young enough that they will attend activities I schedule them for. I don't know what I'll do when they become teenagers.

    Also, swim team, maybe? or some sort of team sport through the YMCA?

    Good luck!

    Answer by sauterelledesil at 9:17 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • Tomorrow is the last day of school where I live in Ky and its only half a day. IDK what I am gonna do all summer. lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • I'm looking forward to having my 3 kids home all summer! Do you have any theme parks or water parks that you can get season passes to? Living in Cali we are lucky enough to have Disney, 6 Flags, Universal etc all within an hours drive. Besides those places the beach is great if you have one close. Last summer we spent nearly every day there. I know you said they aren't interested in park classes but there must be something they like. My kids are doing t-ball, tap, and fencing. You can also just allow them to invite friends over a lot. Do bbq's and buy water guns. Instant water party! Hope you end up having a great summer.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 10:01 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • Mine are 1st & 2nd grade, their last day is next Friday, and I'm dreading summer as well. I have 2 younger kids too (preschool age) and it's going to be the same thing. Our town is so small there are no summer activities, and I can't schlepp them 20-60 miles multiple times a week besides paying high fees for various things. Ugh.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on May. 20, 2010

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