I'm going to just quit making plans to do school over the summer. The last two summers, I have had plans to do something at least, and failed completely.
We started summer with no plans, so no reason to NOT do some sort of reading plan/school every day.
June hit like a whirlwind, every week having an all-consuming project. We ground and stained my parent's concrete back porch floor, we painted the boys' new bedroom downstairs, we painted the basement stairway and the boys' very battered bunkbeds. By the end of the month, they were ready to move in, and I was sick from all the fumes.
July came. We knew we were going to a neighborhood VBS, but we also ended up helping with two other week-long outreaches, so it felt like we weren't home for a month. (The house somehow kept managing to get dirtier, though....)
I'm not sure what's happened to August. I think we've done a whole lot of the nothing we missed the first two months of summer. I'm getting the schoolroom cleaned and organized, getting curriculum ordered, planning daily schedules, and getting ready to start school next week. Awana starts the following week, so I've been contacting parents, getting supplies ready, and looking at lessons.
September will hit with it's own craziness, but somehow I'm looking forward to it - ordered craziness, where every day and every week is basically the same.
So that's our summer in a nutshell. I'll try to post pictures of some of our projects soon. And we can look forward to more time to blog when there's not so much to do outside!