The forecast calls for steady rain this weekend. Weekend planning this time of year involves a lot of studying the forecast. I am supposed to run with a friend Saturday morning and my husband is supposed to run the Broad Street 10-miler on Sunday, but neither of us wants to run if it’s raining buckets. Fortunately, since no one is doing outdoor team sports such as baseball or soccer this spring we don’t have to work around potentially canceled kid events.
Either way, I’ll be singing bluegrass music (if all goes well it will be with Monroe Crossing). And I’ll be going to our preschool’s fundraising event. The theme is “prom” but I don’t really have a prom dress so I’ll figure out something else…
I just hit upload on a camp medical form, which needed to be signed by a physician (and not just the stamp on the record the practice generates after a visit; the camp wanted their own form signed). I really hope this child enjoys this camp this summer, but the volume of work on this one has been intense. First, he had to test in, so the testing had to be arranged (fortunately online; my school back in the day participated in a “talent search” whereby we took the SAT as 7th and 8th graders, which then qualified us for these sorts of camps, but his middle school doesn’t do this). Then there was the back and forth over what his school algebra class covered, and whether he could take a certain engineering class as a result. Then the camp medical papers required me to input his vaccination record into drop down menus, and get the form signed by the pediatrician, so I drove to the office twice yesterday (to drop off and pick up; I paid for the expedited service). Phew! And that’s one kid and one camp. I have four other kids and other camps. But fortunately none of the rest seem to be involved as this.
In the meantime, plans are starting to take shape for the summer. There will be a few trips and some beach time. The kids are in some camps, though everyone has a few weeks off from camps too. I figure there can be down time, and then they can also do some amusement park type activities during those weeks.
(If you have multiple kids, I recommend creating a camp spreadsheet. Put the names of your kids along the top, and weeks of summer down the left hand side. Then you can plot in what everyone is doing each week, and make sure this all makes sense.)
Over the summer the kids can also play in our organized playroom. In one of my recent life hacks posts I talked about outsourcing organizing. You can see some of the bins and labels in the picture accompanying this post. Let’s hope the kids stick with the system!