Sumer is icumen in*
About a month is left in the school year, and I am in denial that my little** Red Chief is almost done with kindergarten.
Plans for the summer are already beginning to circulate through my mind. Should I let the kids run wild and free? Should we have a schedule? I'm leaning toward the latter, because I think Red Chief works better under a schedule (and I do too, as little as I like to admit it).
I'm thinking something simple, like cleaning the house on Monday, having friends over on Tuesday, library trip and picnic on Wednesday, special outing on Thursday, and . . . well, something on Friday. Haven't gotten that completely thought through yet.
I'm also thinking of having a list of things we want to do every day: clean our rooms, read together, practice violin, ride bikes, etc.
What do you think? Is this too much structure for summertime, or will we go crazy without a plan? Also, should I make Red Chief do schoolwork (besides reading) over the summer, or should I give him a break?
*It's been a long time since I tried to decipher Middle English. See here. It's been nine years since I graduated from college. Nine years! That's so long.
**Don't tell him I called him little.