Summer is one thing that everyone waits for; we cannot wait for this season to arrive and get on to fulfill our wish list for this summer. Children, especially, as they enjoy their freedom; relax at home and do whatever their heart desires. But these summer holidays can be tough for the mothers. The chores double up and the whole routine gets muddled. It can be tiring to handle the children and maintain the house at the same time.
So, mothers, you better have a plan this summer. Even if it is not executed the way you want it to be, it can still make you feel better and prepared for what is coming this summer.
Here are some effective tips which can help you stay strong during this summer break:
Have a plan
It is better to be prepared and make a plan for this summer. Things can get messy, unsystematic, and chaotic if you do not set up a routine for your children. Write up a schedule on the family board which includes the time of breakfast and dinner, chore duties, indoor and outdoor playtime, and the time limit to come back home. Children may not follow the schedule 100% but your job becomes easy even if they follow it 50%.
Prepare your house
It is important to prepare your house for the summer before the break starts. Stock your kitchen regularly with fresh fruits, vegetables and other summer food which your kids might enjoy. It is also important to check the heating & air conditioning in the house; get your air conditioner serviced to avoid any problem. Nothing can spoil the whole summer vibe like a poor air conditioner in the scorching heat.
Plan some activities
Children sitting at home will only make noise, fight amongst each other or with their parents, or laze around the whole day. You should make sure to make full use of their holidays and plan some activities for them. Motivate them to pursue their hobbies and explore their interests as they won’t be able to do the same when the school starts.
Go on a holiday
A vacation is the best part of summers. It is very important to plan a holiday during the summer break. A vacation is important for children as well as for the parents who work so hard the whole year. Moreover, a vacation is the best time to strengthen the bond between the families. You get to spend some quality time together and create lasting memories.
Do not ignore health
Summer is not an excuse to binge into ice-creams and other unhealthy food; which is the case in most households. As children are at home and have no particular routine, they tend to indulge in a lot of junk food. You should give them healthy food at least during the meals they have at home. It is also important for mothers to stay hydrated during the summer; no matter how busy they are.