What do your kids do during the summer?

Sara - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My oldest turns 14 right after school gets out and she is truely to old to go to a daycare, LOL But I dont want to leave her at home alone because she is not the smartest about making good decisions. Summer programs here are unbelievably expensive in fact I could quit my job and stay home for less than it will cost to put both of the kids in a program. I am honestly considering letting them stay home together but know I am going to regret it. The two of them fight constantly. So what are your kids doing this summer that isnt ridiculously inexpensive?

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Robin - posted on 06/05/2009

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I'll be a SAHM for the summer. My daughters are 8 and 14. The 14 yo will be my stepdaughter come next month. She spends the summers with her mother. I'm trying to figure out what my 8 yo and I will do this summer. We'll have the house to decorate, but then what? I figured we can do some day trips and explore Philadelphia. Hope I don't get too lost!

Jen - posted on 06/04/2009

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Hi, I would have your oldest become a junior volunteer at your area camps. My daughter will be a junior volunteer at an Art Camp helping young children. This will allow her some independence and a sense of self worth. The best part is that it is FREE!!

Sara - posted on 06/02/2009

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HAHA I just noticed I said ridiculously inexpensive! THat would be great wouldnt it. I would love to let her volunteer but considering I just found out the cheapest daycare for my 9 year old is over 200 a week I guess she is volunteering to be my babysitter. LOL

I plan to put her in a few camps and then they generally go see my parents during the summer for a bit. Thanks for the advise.

Maria - posted on 06/01/2009

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My two teenage boys are busy this summer. My youngest who is 16, is involved in two summer baseball leagues, and my oldest who is 17, apart from learning to drive this summer, is volunteering at the hospital in our community. He's also into a new hobby, photography. It doesn't have to be expensive. His subject varies from nature to his brother playing baseball. When they're not busy on their own, they actually find time to run with our dogs, play ball and just play video games with each other. We also find the time to go on a day hike close by.

Shelly - posted on 06/01/2009

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Sara,

Get her involved in a volenteer program...It will keep her buisy for the summer...Find out something that she is interested in and go from there...Good Luck

Shelly - posted on 06/01/2009

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Sara,

Get her involved in a volenteer program...It will keep her buisy for the summer...Find out something that she is interested in and go from there...Good Luck

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