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Is summertime more relaxing, more stressful or exactly the same at your house?”

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  • It is more stressfull because everyone is going in different directions. During the rest of the year you can count on a schedule. If may be busy, but thing usually don't pop up at the last minute.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by sew4heaven on 17th July 2008

  • More relaxing but that is because my husband and I are both educators and have the summer off together to spend time with the children.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by lit-teach-ma on 16th July 2008

  • More relaxing but that is because my husband and I are both educators and have the summer off together to spend time with the children.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by lit-teach-ma on 16th July 2008

  • Summer is more relaxing for us. We're still quite busy with all of our activities but have more flexibility with scheduling. Not having the nightly homework ritual helps a lot. We can be a little less structured and a little more spontaneous with dinner, bed time, and fun stuff.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by April Mims, Career Coach on 16th July 2008

  • Definitely more relaxing! We eat dinner a little later, my son stays up later (and then sleeps later!), we have more time for things like evening trips to the park, playing in his backyard clubhouse and visitng the library.

    But I can see how it might be more stressful for some! My son is in daycamp a few days a week which gives me some time to get work and errands done. If he was home all the time, it would be tough.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Danielle Walsmith on 16th July 2008

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