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post #1 of 15 Old 05-15-2013, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Working parents - summer plans?

Sometimes I wish I was a teacher, just so I'd have the summer off! It's stressful finding the "right" summer camp(s) each year. What do your kids do while you're at work, once school is out?
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-15-2013, 11:23 AM
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I work at home with the horses, and I have a boarding house that I clean. So he gets to hang out with me if he needs to, but generally, he spends his summers at the city pool. (Except days he has a baseball game!)
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post #3 of 15 Old 05-15-2013, 12:59 PM
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My oldest (10) will stay at home by herself or go by my dad's occaisionaly. Then she has summer school from mid-June to the end of July.

My youngest (4) will remain at daycare all day.
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post #4 of 15 Old 05-15-2013, 01:08 PM
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My job as a sub affords me the luxury of being home, and I groom pets from home as well- so I am very lucky.
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My husband and I stagger our working days. I'm off Mon, Tues, Wed and he's off Thur, Fri, Sat. I'm now working two jobs so he's more "hands on" at the moment then I am.

They will spend my days off at the stables this year, DD will compete in 5 or 6 lead rein shows, and DS will compete in one if we come across an under 3 category again - if not, he will just begrudgingly have to watch her. We will allow him to "warm up" the pony for a few minutes though in order to make him think he's taking part :)
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post #6 of 15 Old 05-16-2013, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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My son is on two waiting lists for M-F all day camps, one of which we applied for in March. It's nerve-wracking not yet knowing where he'll go, as school gets out in two weeks...
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post #7 of 15 Old 05-26-2013, 10:48 PM
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I am a teacher, but after school during the school year I give 4 lessons a week. That doubles during the summer. My daughter is 11 and helps in my lessons, or does barn chores for our barn owner/trainer. On occasion she will get to stay home alone, but she spends most of her summer working with me. She helps work off board for her horse, and helps work off her week of horsemanship camp.
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post #8 of 15 Old 05-31-2013, 01:27 AM
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3 of my foster kids will be in a summer work program run by the office, it's a joke, if it rains they can't work and we have to pick them up. If it's too hot (you know summer) we have to pick them up.

The lil one, who is too young, will be with me, doing what I am doing.
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post #9 of 15 Old 06-01-2013, 09:24 PM
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My sister use to pack her three up and send them to me for the holidays!
I loved having them but it was a relief when they went home - especially if they were reasonably injury free.
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post #10 of 15 Old 06-01-2013, 09:26 PM
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