As posted earlier, I was pleased to see that reading was high on the vacation activities list. It’s so much easier to pack books than toys, and it’s better than watching TV or movies. Big sister gets to practice reading and leadership … little brother wants to grow up to be just like her. Plus, they have an activity they like to do together.
There was an added bonus to this, in that both of their schools had a Scholastic Book Fair in the week before we left. I got each of them 2 books for the trip and their libraries and their schools got free books. They got the surprise of a “present” and we had the satisfaction of providing a gift that will keep on giving. Even if it’s about SpongeBob.