What Will You Do to Keep Your Kid(s) Busy this Summer?
Will you keep them busy—or give them a breather — or some combination of both?
Certainly, one of the happiest days of the year in many kids' lives is one that comes with a special title: First Day of Summer.
We won't even start on chanting, "No more teachers, no more books..." After all, there is required (or recommended) reading.
And some student like (or need) to brush up on skills or delve deeply into special academic or athletic interests over the summer.
So what will your child be doing this summer? Does it disrupt your regular routine to have one or more extra kids around the house? Do you mind having the gang hang around the house, or does it get out of hand?
Do even preschool children miss the routine? Do they like having older siblings around more?
Do you join the local pool, or take advantage of the many camps in the area? Do they go away?
One of the interesting options for older kids in recent summers is Xtreme Adventures, offered at the county's Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, which also offers a number of programs for other age groups.
There are also such continuing activities such as riding at Lord Stirling Stables, and a wide variety of private organizations and camps. As our blogger from the IRS, Gregg Semanick, lets us know, some of those programs can be tax deductible.
And then there is a state of being sometimes called "the gift of boredom." The opportunity to clear one's mind and think about things both frivilous and ideas that may change the course of one's life.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.