Summer is coming.
You were a kid once, and you know why summer vacation is a big deal. No school, just pure fun. While kids probably want to spend this holiday by themselves or their friends, it wouldn’t hurt to spend some time with them, too.
“B-but my vacation leaves!”
Maybe you’re thinking about wasted vacation leaves, but you’re just human. You need your fun, too. There is a multitude of reasons why you won’t regret allowing yourself some days off.
The opportunity for bonding with your family is just one of the many reasons you should consider this. Maybe you enjoy your job, but there is nothing more rewarding than discovering and rediscovering your family. Though your spouse may always be with you, your kids only remain kids for so long.
Another reason would be seeing that your kids learn something worthwhile. If you’re the kind of parent or guardian that sighs at the sight of your children aimlessly scrolling through their social media feed and playing on their consoles, then maybe summer vacation is a great opportunity to distract them. Introduce them to more physical and outdoorsy activities, while making sure that they learn new skills.
The most important reason though is the fact that you’re going to have fun with your kids.
To-Do List: Summer Vacay Version
1. Go camping
Nothing really beats going outdoors and surviving in the wild—er, becoming one with Mother Nature. Gather around a campfire and go sky watching.
2. Go fishing
Maybe fishing can go as a combo for camping? Get those Loop EVOTEC rods from OutsmartingFish and teach your kids the sagely lesson of being patient and attentive at the same time.
3. Remodel the house
Get your kids into caring for the house by letting them help remodel the house. Let them paint and cut some wood (with supervision, of course).
4. Play sports
Exercise those muscles! Let your kids learn the value of sportsmanship and exercise.
5. Volunteer for community work
Not only does this help your community, it also teaches your children the importance of helping others.
This is just a starter guide. With some creativity, you can probably think of something more novel and memorable. Just remember that the activities should be both fun for you and your kids or you might get the opposite effect and bore them instead.