This is the 2nd week I am participating in Tuesday Summer Tips with others at ://www.bottlesbarbiesandboys.blogspot.com/
My summer tip (an easy one):
Try to say yes to the kids as much as possible. My favorite memories are of when I was a kid in the summertime. I want our kids to have good summer memories, too.
Can we have friends over? sure
Can we have a snow cone? Snow cone shaver stays on the counter all summer!
Let's go to the lake? okay, let's go!
Get the chalk out and gunk up Dad's concrete! absolutely.
Can I take the go-cart out in the rain? Yup.
Nana said I could stay with her for 2 weeks, okay? without question, take your brothers!
Say it with me,"Sure you can." It gets easier with time to sometimes just let them have fun. There is plenty of time in the winter to clean up the mess!