Look what veteran Parenthacker Jill and her kids are up to this summer:
We've implemented "Camp Mom" here and I'm putting them thru the paces every morning. After breakfast they both do a work paper at the table (if I can get my 3yo to color for a few minutes I'm happy), then we have science experiments, magic trick practice or cooking, then "gym" when I do my physical therapy for my back using an exercise ball and they pull out their "workout balls" and try to copy me. We have reading time aloud, then "silent reading" for long enough for me to relax a few minutes. After lunch, one naps and the other helps me fold laundry or works on his own projects and art. Our "field trips" are varied and can sometimes be called errands instead, but I'm trying to make them all interesting. I figure that if I can keep them occupied I've won half the battle already.
You're an inspiration, Jill.