For most people they have gone through two thirds of their summer with children home. Were you one that when the kids first came home you were wondering if you would survive the summer and now you are thinking that the summer is going too fast and are not ready for the summer to end? It might be that you are not ready for the homework again or maybe it is the early morning hours or you have found that you have really enjoyed having your children home. For other parent's they might be feeling guilty and wishing that they would have done more with their children over the summer.
Regardless of where you are at with the summer, remember that you do still have a month. You can get up everyday and enjoy the time you have with your children. If you wished that you would have worked with your kids on certain school skills or reading, but haven't, it's not too late. Do you wish you would have gone to the local public pool or played at the park with your children? Then do it. Maybe you had visions of working with your children on their bedrooms over the summer, but haven't gotten around to it. Take time and do it.
You might be thinking that it isn't that easy due to your schedule or even your children's schedule. Don't live with regrets or with pressure to do it all. Remember you have each day, one day at a time, to decide what you are going to do. Your children are going to grow up despite what you do so enjoy some time with them. Teach them, love them and have fun with them. Some of the best memories and lessons learned in life are times when my parent's spent time with me doing something that we both cared about. Sometimes it was working hard and other times it was having fun. There is a balance. Don't regret another day. Remember twenty minutes with your children can be invaluable to your children then you can get back to the pressing things in your life.
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