I am not a spontaneous person at all.
I can remember being in college and riding around with my best friend. She stopped the car on the side of the road and walked up the grass hill and said, "let's roll down." I thought she was crazy! There were many other times that different spontaneous things happened. Nothing too crazy, but enough that it was definitely out of my comfort zone. Such as eating chocolate on a bridge or driving around and finding underwear to take pictures of on a clothes line. Those ideas were not mine. But you know what? I had fun!
I am completely ok with out of the blue saying, "Let's go get a snow cone or ice cream." We are spontaneous when it comes to things like that. But for the most part, we like to know what we are doing.
Dawson and I work better with a schedule. We love a good routine, and we like making sure we are on time with certain things. Jon, on the other hand, is the most go with the flow person I have ever met. He doesn't have to have a schedule or a time sequence. In fact, we often drive him crazy with our "schedule" we love to have. Sometimes it is ok to be "free." If only I could actually convince myself of that.
As I said I would, I made a schedule for us to go by each day. Of course, this schedule is not set in stone, and there will be days we won't go by it either. A couple of days a week we will head to my grandmother's house, so that kind of throws the routine out of whack. But that doesn't mean I can't throw some play and learning in there. I also know that some days we may end up at the pool, or even outside playing all day. You know our family loves camping, so that's a possibility too.
Do you have a schedule for your little ones? This one is geared for an older kid, so you may have to tweak it for your own.
I texted Holly and Emily this schedule, Holly laughed. Emily said, "Oldest sibling scheduler for sure, lol." It suits my personality, but then again it helps. Sometimes I feel so scatter brained it helps level out.
Our summer camp activity is included within the schedule for each day. Along with the weekly themes and each daily project.
Maybe you could set a goal for your family to be on a little routine/schedule. I know not all parents are home during the day, but that doesn't mean you can't plan an afternoon with them a couple of days a week!
STAY TUNED FOR DAY 3 AND AN OVERVIEW OF OUR SUMMER CAMP
Ashleigh is a Wife, Mother, & Graphic Designer.