Summer Break This Year Means More Time To Spend With Your Family ( Momimhar posted on June 3rd, 2020 )
It is Summer Break my dear friends! I know each one of you is excited to go on vacation and family visits. But with this COVID-19 pandemic still going on, how can we do that? Though some states in the country are starting to re-open slowly, we still need to observe social distancing and wear face masks. Going out for some outdoor fun in groups is not quite safe, staying home is still recommended.
Summer vacation is one of my favorite times of the year. This is when I don’t have to wake up very early in the morning on weekdays. 😀 I get to sleep late in the mornings and I like it a lot. My darling daughter does the same. We wake up at around 10:00 o’clock in the morning (the latest) when the school is out. Workshops and summer camp schedule is in the afternoon so our day is not in a rush. We just start slow and enjoy the day.
Besides outdoor games and my daughter’s summer camp, my family and I play video games at home. This is one of the fun games my daughter and I do on weekends. Sometimes my dear husband joins us to play, too. Three years ago he bought a Super Mario Kart 8 video game for his daughter three as a Christmas present. We have been enjoying the game on the Wii U from then on.
There are lots of interesting age-appropriate video games. And if you are shopping for games for the family, Rakuten store has gaming consoles and games for all ages and game system types. I am thinking of getting the Animal Crossing game sometime soon. With its good reviews online, I think my darling daughter will like it. It looks fun.
Yesterday, Friday, was Field Day at K’s school. Everyone was very busy preparing the outdoor games, obstacle courses, bounce house, and water slide. The children were very excited and couldn’t wait for the special day to come.
The night before, I prepared the important things K may need according to the school’s notice-sunscreen, towel, bottled water, change clothes, and snack/sack lunch.
Because all the activities are outdoors and late Spring in Texas start to get really hot, it is very necessary to put on sunscreen. Even if it is a cloudy weather, putting on sunscreen is highly recommended to prevent getting sunburns especially on young children’s skin. We’ve been using Banana Boat Sun Comfort Sunscreen Spray. It has been our trusted protection against harmful UV rays for years whenever we go outdoors or to the beach. It’s non-sticky feel after spraying gives it the advantage.
Towel and Change Clothes
Usually field day activities include water games. Darling daughter said the water slide was her favorite among all the fun games yesterday. So she brought a towel and change clothes because, boy, the students were soaking wet yesterday from the water slide and sponge battle. They had a lot of fun.
Of course, with constant movement in the heat, the kids needed hydration. And the most convenient item to bring was bottled water. The only thing was, there’s no place to put those drinks in. The crate was full of towels. So I had to look for a big plastic bag to put all those drinks in so I can carry them around. Gladly one of the staff at the sign in area under the shade of the trees had an extra big plastic bag.
Sack Lunch and Snack
I don’t remember if I ordered a sack lunch for K from the cafeteria weeks before the field day. So I packed her lunch anyway just in case I didn’t. After the students’ completed all the outdoor activities, they went back to the classrooms and changed. Then they proceed to the cafeteria for the dance party and yearbook signing. The students ate lunch in their respective classrooms after.
It was an awesome fun day. Good thing the First Graders were the first ones in the schedule to go outdoors before it got too hot at mid day. To end the day, they had Kona Ice to cool them off. What a great day!