Quoting Queen Aries Baby:" ook thats cool. summer must be insane w meals and stuff but def fun w all the kids playing and nejoying ... [snip!] ... places to go to that keep them busy. this summer bc of the baby who will stay w her while yal go to an adventure park? "
We always do it as a family trip, with our inlaws, so my MIL will be watching her (Since she's just there to be with her grand-kids, and would never actually go on the courses or anything)
Yeah, the meals are fun. I actually make the lunches the night before, just like I do for the older three during the school week. So if we're have egg salad for lunch the next day, I'll make my egg salad the night before so I just have to put it on bread for sandwiches. Then I just have to coordinate breakfast and supper, which makes it work better. If I try and do lunch on the spot, it gets way too crazy. A lot of it is just learning how to keep things organized as much as you can, since it makes the crazy a whole lot easier to manage. Like, right now I've planned what I'm making tonight (Italian Cheesebread with salad and carrot sticks as a side) And will have the dough done, rolled out, and the cheese ready to go by the time they get home from school, because then all I have to do is quickly assemble it a half hour before we have supper...I'll have their lunches for the next day prepped as well.
And in the summer, we don't do big meals. Lots of light, low to no cook meals, like pasta salad or BBQ chicken. And take out, if it's been an especially crazy day...Subway is my bestie in the summer!