We're writing it ALL down.
Yesterday was day #8 of summer vacation.
We took a trip to the H.S. to un-hem marching band pants, and then delivered the 45 uniforms to the dry cleaning establishment in a torrid downpour.
S******h came over.
C*****n came over.
H***y came over.
The kids are taking turns recording what happens (of note) on each day.
It's a family journal (sort of) and it encourages writing, both of which are great.
I adopted this idea with one MAIN purpose in mind... when the summer's half over and I start hearing the complaint "We haven't done ANYTHING fun this summer!" we'll pull out the book and start perusing its pages.
(Remember that day when we all carried the marching band uniforms from the van to the dry cleaner in the pouring rain?!)
P.S. No one has complained (so far) that it has rained every single day of vacation.
It's like visiting Seattle without buying the expensive plane tickets.