Family Home Evening and decided what we needed to do this summer so we wouldn't be dumb and lazy. We've always had a 30-minute-reading rule since the kids have learned to read, so that's a no-brainer. We decided to throw in a few minutes of scripture study to improve their spirits as well. Math is fun if it's mostly games. And I didn't want our home to be a complete mess just because we're all home and lazy, so they have to clean something for a few minutes every day.
The kids decided they wanted a poster to remind them, and now it's taped to our wall. For the most part they've done a great job this past month getting these things done on their own. Our house is starting to have that summer look where everyone is leaving stuff all over the place, so I might have to start thinking about the fine print at the bottom of the poster. Especially now that we're starting to pack up and clean stuff out for the big move across the country. But at least we've mostly been able to keep the rule love one another. That's a big accomplishment for being squished in a small apartment on humid, hot, rainy days!