How are you getting ready for your kids' summer vacation?

Photo Credit: Getty ImagesPhoto Credit: Getty ImagesI feel like my kids' schools are getting me prepared for their impending summer vacation (in 17 days, but who's counting). The month of May has been filled with many half days of school, events and general last-month-of-school chaos. (Did I mention the 50 paper dinosaurs I need to cut out by June 5?)

If it's any indication of what summer vacation will be like--while doing the working mom juggle--I kind of want to crawl back into bed and hide under the covers. For three months.

Yes, I'm a little scared of summer vacation this year. My kids will be in day camps for part of the summer, but there are other weeks when they will be home with me.

I know it will all come together. It always does. But it's the mapping it all out that sends me into a mini tailspin...and a quick recovery. Once my husband and I have it all on paper--the calendar and a rough map of our daily routine--I usually feel better. Especially if the planning occurs over a really good martini.


What about you? How are you getting ready for your kid's summer vacation?