Now with summer in full swing, Christina and I are trying to get a good schedule going for the whole Kim family. First, we worked on the kids’ schedules together. It is interesting to see how the parents and the children do not see eye to eye in terms of how long they can play video games 🙂
Without camps or summer school, we really have to be purposeful in how the kids spend their time in the mornings and afternoons. As we were working on the schedule, it made me realize how kids really do need structure. In fact, they enjoy it because it brings them a sense of order and security.
We then put in our family time. During the school year, our family time fell on a Saturday. But during the summer we have decided to do it on Wednesdays. The kids have a full schedule, but Christina and I think that it will help them be productive and achieve some of their goals.
We are teaching the kids how to plan for things in life, while at the same time we are trying to teach them how to be flexible. Life is not perfect and everything will not go perfectly as planned. This is the cause of a lot of life’s frustrations – when things do not go the way we want it to go. But as they learn that their lives are not their own and that God wants each minute accounted for, I am confident that they will be raised up to live “full and abundant” lives.
For some reason these floor video games in movie theaters are always a hit with children
The boys are enjoying one of their favorites… Strawberry Freckled Lemonade