School’s out for the summer

Today is the last day of school for my girls, along with everyone in their school, and so many others in the area. I know some finish earlier in some places. However, for them, today is the last day and the beginning of their summer break. No school until the end of August.

It is definitely something that so many students look forward to. And I can’t say as I blame them. I did too, when I was a kid.

However, for those of us, who are parents, it is a little different. As much as I do enjoy summer, warm weather, and all that comes with it, the summer break is a little different.

As a parent, you have to plan for all new activities. If you work, then you may need a babysitter, or send your kids for camp. Or if you stay home, then you have to plan for the activities, whether it’s sending them to camp, or playdates, or whatever else it may be. Whatever your situation, it means the beginning of a whole new routine.

I’ll admit that I do like having a bit of a routine. It definitely makes it easier with my ADHD/ADD. Many say that having a routine can be helpful for those with ADHD/ADD.

Some may be able to manage without one, but for some, like myself, it can definitely be helpful. When I have a routine, I know what to expect. I know what’s going to happen and I can prepare myself. I don’t mind being spontaneous sometimes, but I also like having some kind of a routine. It can be reassuring.

So with the summer break here, it means that I will have to get used to a slightly different routine than the one I have been used to, while my kids are at school. It is a little scary. I am not sure how it’s going to go. And I know it’s going to take time to adjust. But I know it’s all going to work out.

I think the thing is that having a routine can be beneficial for so many people, whether you have a disability or not. It can be really reassuring to know what you have to do and what to expect.

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