Christmas Eve is upon us. We all know the time of year. A time for family gatherings and a time to share gifts with the people that we love and cherish. Every year, I have been a part of gift exchanges and purchased gifts for nieces and nephews, but this is my first year purchasing and feeling the pressure of Christmas morning for our very own daughter.
As many of you may know, my wife and I have two children. Our oldest daughter is almost 23 months old and our youngest is 3 months old. It is a lot of fun interacting with our children on a daily basis. I detailed the joys of spending time with my family in my post: We are on a Mini-Retirement Trial. Being a teacher, I get a lot of time off in the summer. It just so happens that the birth of our second child happened while I was already off of work. This allowed me to be home for four weeks, before heading back to work. In August, I dove back into teaching and my wife stayed home with the kids.
If you have read my last three posts, by now you know that we have added another member to our family. Our second child was born 3 weeks ago and we have been lucky enough to adjust with everyone at home. I am currently on summer break from teaching and my daughter is not going back to daycare until both of us go back to work. This means a little over a month of great family time! It has been pretty amazing!
This is the second of a two part series of articles talking about fun and cheap ways to spend time with your kids without breaking the budget. The two articles combined will total 41 ideas. This article in particular will have 21 out of the 41 ideas. My first article, which posted on Monday, June 4, 2018, had 20 of the 41 ideas. Hope you enjoy this list and let me know if you think of any others. Check out the last 21 out of 41 ideas that we came up with (in no particular order):
Summer is here and that means that our kids are home. No more school, more free time and more time to drive you crazy! This summer for us is particularly interesting for the Summit of Coin family. We will be having our second child in the middle of the summer (I know exciting, right). By the time our second child arrives, our oldest will be 19 months old. She's in the perfect jealousy age and the perfect age to challenge mom and dad.