A Day at the Beach (or pool or sprinklers in the front yard)
There’s nothing like spending all day slathered in SPF 50 in the water to escape the Texas heat. The kids can work on their synchronized swimming routines while you relax in the shade.
Summer Reading Program
Take a trip to your local library and sign up for the summer reading program. I know I spent hours and hours reading in order to score enough points for prizes (my favorite being a pet rock).
Hanging out with Friends
Send the kids out to play with their friends in the morning . . . lure them back home with popsicles for lunch! If they complain that there is “nothing to do,” challenge them to create their own obstacle course, set up a lemonade stand, film their own “how to” video, or put on a theatrical production of their favorite story.
Camping and Hiking
So you might not be able to make it to the Matterhorn, but any ole National Park will do. And if all else fails, set up a tent in the backyard. I still haven’t lived down the family camping trip to southern Utah when I decided I really only needed to pack a pair of sandals as my chosen footwear. Lesson learned: not so easy to hike around in your Mary Jane sandals!
Take a Time Out
When you’ve had just a little too much family time, there’s no shame in taking a time out…whether it’s you or the kids! Take a deep breath, clear your mind, and remember that the summer will fly by.
And of course, we always hope that you’ll take some of your summer vacation to come visit us at the Dallas Museum of Art!
Posted by: Leah