Snow On The Ground, Summer On The Brain

It actually snowed a bit overnight here. Welcome to March in Middle Tennessee! This morning it’s 27 degrees, but wait a few days and it will be in the 60s. No wonder my sinuses are hating life right now.

I don’t normally post on Sundays, but I’ve got a couple of things to tell you about.

At Deep South Moms I wrote about the allure of summer camp for Miss C…and the high price. Or maybe it’s just me? Do you budget for summer camp? I may sign her up for a couple of days of day camp at a local gymnastics facility or at her dance studio, but weekly summer camp seems a bit steep, especially when I have a somewhat flexible 32-hour week work schedule and our parents to rely on for backup.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a giveaway on my review blog, Savvy Housewife, but you’ll want to check out the cute A-line organic cotton sundress from Happygreenbee.com I’m giving away. Happygreenbee was founded by Roxanne Quimby, the founder of Burt’s Bees.

Have a great Sunday and tell me what your school age kids are doing this summer. Camp, or no? I did 4-H camp and church camp when I was a bit older than Miss C, but we didn’t have the “cater to your child’s every whim” array of camps when I was a kid. Yep, times were tough. Cough.

4 comments

  1. Melinda says:

    Two nights ago (Friday night/Saturday morning) it snowed about 5 inches here in Kansas City. It’s hovered in the 20s since then. Majorly weird late season snowfall!

    As far as camps, I don’t have any kids but I do have several of my own camp experiences. I went to a “sleep away” camp several years, and I gotta tell you I wasn’t real impressed. I think we (my sis and I) kinda did that because “kids are supposed to go to camp during the summer”. I didn’t get a lot from it. (it was only a week long camp, btw.)

    But I also signed up for several day camp opportunities over the years and got a lot out of those. I remember doing week long day camps at the local museum, through Shakespeare in the Park, through an art teacher who opened her home to day camps in the summer, through the public library- lots of different places, and I have a lot of good memories from those.

  2. mayberry says:

    My son’s day care has a day camp program for school-aged kids, with tons of field trips and other good stuff. So I’ll send my daughter there to make life easier on myself.

    To make life CHEAPER, I’ll probably send them both only 3 days a week (OK, I may cave and make it 4). The other day(s) will be a combo of “go amuse yourselves” (with results like yours, no doubt) and hanging out at the pool.

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  3. Bluegrass Mama says:

    As a part-timer, I never sent my child to a full-summer day camp. However, starting in preschool, my daughter did a week of a day camp at the Y. The summer she was 7 she absolutely begged to go to Girl Scout sleepaway camp. I thought she was too young, but she pushed so hard we found a friend to go along and sent her. She absolutely loved it and has gone to some kind of of sleepaway camp for a week every summer since.

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